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Posted on: 29/11/2019

Chaplains' Corner - November 2019


In the week leading up to Armistice Day, our collective worship theme across the Academy was Remembrance. Year Group Collective Worship had a guest speaker who had been a nurse in the army and volunteers to work with veterans. She told us the story of Ray, a 96 year old veteran who was one of the first off the boats in the D-Day landings.

Poppies were sold around school, and on Monday the 11th November reflection time and a two-minute silence was observed by our whole community at 11am.  

On Remembrance Sunday, students from Hope Academy joined pupils from our local primary schools to take part in the Newton-le-Willows Remembrance Parade in Earlestown. Kian (Year 10) lay a wreath at the cenotaph on behalf of the students, staff, parents and governors of Hope Academy. It was wonderful to see so many of our students, both in and out of uniform, involved in this special event.


From Monday 11th November, there is a trainee vicar, Neil Brunskill, on pastoral placement at Hope Academy every Monday to see how Chaplaincy works in education. He is from the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield. Please keep him in your prayers.


We will be holding our annual Christmas Market on Monday 9th December from 6pm to 8.30pm. If you would like to run a stall, please email