AGS is nominated for the National Education Business Award, Community Award

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  • REMEMBRANCE WALLFULL
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  • AGS REMEMBERS WALL 1
  • AGS REMEMBERS STUDENTS LOOKING AT POPPIES
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  • Poppy Ceremony
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  • REMEMBRANCE WALLFULL
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  • AGS REMEMBERS WALL 1
  • AGS REMEMBERS STUDENTS LOOKING AT POPPIES
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  • Poppy Ceremony
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17 June 2019

We are delighted to tell you that our school has been nominated for the National Education Business Awards, Community Award.

Our ‘AGS Remembers’ project took place from 2015 - 2018; it started with a human poppy display involving students, staff, governors and local authority personnel. Inspired, - dents visited the Tower of London poppy display and applied the principles of what they’d experienced to our local area. They created 221 ceramic poppies, representing the lives of fallen soldiers from Middlesbrough in World War 1 (WW1) from 1914-15, starting the journey to create, with community support, 3,137 ceramic poppies by 2018.

From November 2015 to 2018 rememberance services were held, bringing members of the AGS and local communities together.

‘AGS Then, Now and Forever’, the final strand of the project (2018), launched with a community engagement evening. The Mayor of Tees Valley, community leaders, business and sportsmen/women and artists were keen to participate. Funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, our AGS Wall of Remembrance is a recognised war memorial and permanent feature of our school for our community. Positioned outside of our inner courtyard, so community can freely visit, it stands as a symbol of respect and a promise to educate future generations.

Presenting names of 3,137 fallen WW1 Middlesbrough soldiers, it displays a poppy next to each name. Students (AGS and primary), staff, governors and community were matched to a fallen soldier; their name displayed forever next to their soldier. Individual pairing personalised the project; with many examples of relatives being paired across generations.

The AGS Wall of Remembrance ‘Then, Now and Forever’ reminds us that we now, and future generations forever, will remember sacrifices made back then. The simple words ‘Thank You’ reflect the British Legion campaign in 2018.

 

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