Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey Remembers

Across the country, staff and students of Oasis Community Learning have paused to mark Remembrance Day, remembering the service and sacrifice of the armed forces. 

Our teachers and young people at Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey joined in ceremonies around their local community.

Principal John Cavadino joined students at the Remembrance event in Sheerness on Sunday morning.

Year 13 student, Emily Collins, accompanied Academy Community Leader Paul Murray, in participating at an elderly living home, Barton Court.  Emily played the Last Post and Reveille for the residents as part of their remembrance ceremony.

And two students were fortunate enough to travel to Belgium for the international ceremonies.  They took part in a Poppy Parade at Ypres, and laid a Remembrance wreath on behalf of the Academy at Poelvapelle British Cemetery. 

Both were proud to be able to represent their Academy, and were moved by the entrance sign at the cemetery that read;

“This cemetery was made after the Armistice for reburials from the battlefields.  It contains the graves of 6,545 British, 528 Canadian, 117 Australian, 237 New Zealand, 10 South African and 8 Newfoundland soldiers, sailors and airmen, of whom 6232 are not identified by name.”