In November, 3 students from BBAB who are currently attending the Millwall Community Trust AP Academy programme took part in a Remembrance day workshop covering World War 1 and 2.
A total of 35 young people from different schools attended the workshops that were conducted daily. The students were joined by MCT staff, Millwall FC staff, and NHS staff. The students paid their respects at the Millwall Memorial area and garden at 11am by undertaking a 2-minute silence and carrying of and laying of individual poppies. The poem "For the Fallen" was read out as part of remembrance workshop.
The Millwall AP Academy Programme is a part-time alternative education provision delivered by Millwall Community Trust (MCT) and acts as a precursor to our post-16 football academy programme.
The AP Academy provides Key stage 4 and Year 9 students opportunities to study towards Vocational Sport qualifications, Employability qualification and industry specific qualifications, whilst partaking in practical, sport-related activities and learning with a focus on life skill and Leadership development.
Bromley Beacon Academy participated in Millwall remembrance events on the actual day of remembrance. John Scarborough Millwall Community Trust Education and Employability Manager commented: "All the Students were a credit to their respective schools on what was a respectful and quite an emotional week. It was fantastic to see the level of engagement and respect shown by all the students during the workshops delivered. These workshops were delivered to help give students a better understanding of both World Wars and what they were like, and the lasting impact on families and loved ones lost, as well as obtain a greater recognition of PTSD. It also importantly gave students a chance, particularly in this current climate to take a moment and reflect on what is important to them".
Rani Chahal Assistant Head of School at Bromley Beacon Academy said of the event: "The boys did so well yesterday and a huge thank you to Millwall and the team for supporting them. The boys were great representatives of BBA and their families as this was something that they took very seriously, and was important for their own development and understanding of the sacrifices made".
Shae, one of our year 10 students said that, ‘I found the workshop was a nice place to think about all of those that had sacrificed their lives for us to live a peaceful life. I liked looking at all the names of the fallen soldiers as my own Uncle used to be in the Army. I found the time in the memorial area sad but also very peaceful’.