Kind-hearted students collect for Poppy Appeal

Kind-hearted students at Pool Academy have been reaching into their pockets to make donations to this year’s Poppy Appeal.

The Poppies and collection pot are being kept on the desk at main reception so people passing can give their coins to the charity.

Jack, Year 8, said he had been encouraging his friends to make a donation to the charity.

He said: “I have given some money already. It is for an important cause.

“I would like to encourage all the students to make a donation.”

The Poppy Appeal is run by the British Royal Legion which asks people to remember those involved in the Armed Forces, past, present and future.

Money collected will help provide support for families, veterans and members of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the British Army.

Last year the appeal and other fundraisers for The Royal British Legion raised £146.9million.

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “It is lovely to see our students getting so involved with fundraising. The Poppy Appeal is an important one and I encourage all staff and students to think about making a donation.”

Christiana Richardson