School life: Poppy appeal and students grow to love reading

New books and an added reading area have encouraged students to love reading

New books and an added reading area have encouraged students to love reading

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The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance.

Members of the public wear the paper poppy on their chest as a symbol of Remembrance: to remember the fallen Service men and women killed in conflict.

At Todmorden High School, we are proud to support such a fantastic cause; in order to raise money for the British Legion, we sold poppies, rulers, wristbands, bracelets, pencils and reflectors.

Todmorden High School held assemblies throughout last week for the whole school, notifying students of the benefits and importance of reading.

The school has recently been donated a number of beautiful books from Mr Steve Dobson; the books belonged to his Aunt Hermione, who was an ex-pupil and former teacher of Todmorden High School.

In memory of Aunt Hermione, the school have decided to set-up an installation in their library; this is designed to encourage students to read and talk about reading and what they love about it.

The memorial has been designed in the shape of a tree to reflect the ‘Grow a Love for Reading’ scheme the school have been taking part in really.

Some students volunteered themselves to help monitor the memorial tree and help inspire students inside and outside of the library to read, they will be known as ‘Aunt Hermione’s Librarians’ and we are sure that they will prove to be fantastic ambassadors for the school.