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Crawley school remembers those lost in touching Remembrance Service

Ifield Community College joined schools across the town as they held their Remembrance Service this morning.

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ICC student Rhys France

Joined by Crawley Mayor Carlos Castro and WWII veteran Kenneth Ashby, the service began with the names of 83 Crawley soldiers that were lost and who are remembered on the war memorial in town.

Yr 9 student Jordan Barrett signalled the start and end of the service.

There then followed an emotional speech by Crawleys Mayor before a large plaque was unveiled.

The plaque has poppies that are made with fingerprints of every student and staff member at the college.

A Crawley Battalion of army cadets made up of students from the college then led a march down the main hall of the school before a wreath was laid by Rickesh Nayee (Yr 13) and Kayla Halpin-Tester (Yr 7).

ICC Head Robt Corbett, Mayor Carlos Castro, WWII Veteran Kenneth Ashby joined by Army Cadets.

After the minutes silence a poem called ‘If Poetry Could Tell It backwards’ by Carol Ann Duffy was read out by students.

Finally 6,000 poppies were released from the top of the hall in a very touching move.

The school also created a memorial tree at the entrance where tags, written by every student, were hung.

One of the tags written by a student that hangs on the memorial tree.

The whole ceremony was very touching and the silence throughout by every single student showed the level of emotion felt by each and every one.

 

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Attention all local Teachers. FREE tickets for your students as Into Film Festival returns to Crawley

Bookings now open for the world’s largest free film festival, programmed with the help of Into Film’s celebrity ambassadors

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Pupils are once again being offered the opportunity to attend free cinema trips and access free resources through the Into Film Festival, with 3000 film screenings and 200 special events taking place throughout the UK. Returning for its 7th year from 6-22 November, the Festival is the world’s largest free film festival and its many themes and topics can be utilised by educators across the curriculum, in subjects such as English, modern foreign languages (MFL), geography, history, PSHE, politics and citizenship.

This year will feature 6 screenings in Cineworld Crawley of a variety of films targeted towards both primary and secondary students including Stan & Ollie, Vice, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Under the Sea (Imax) and Mary Poppins Returns (Autism friendly). Of those events, over 1000 free tickets are still up for grabs.

Some of Into Film’s celebrity ambassadors helped programme this year’s Festival by choosing their favourite children’s films to be screened, including Sir Kenneth Branagh (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Rhys Ifans (Oliver!), Katie Leung (Moana), Naomie Harris (The Sound of Music), Matthew Rhys (E.T.) and Ruby Barnhill (Howl’s Moving Castle).

This year’s Festival is comprised of eight strands that can help educators navigate the packed programme: Mental Wellbeing & Identity, Language & Creativity, The Natural World, Exploring History, Debate, Fantasy & Adventure, Rebellion and Musicals.

The Into Film Festival, hosted by film education charity, Into Film is supported by Cinema First and the BFI through National Lottery funding and backed by the UK film industry. It is notably one of the biggest, free cultural events of the year and is curated for UK pupils aged 5-19 offering over 3,000 film screenings and speaker events covering a vast range of curriculum-linked topics.

The Into Film Festival 2019 will take place from 6-22 November. All events and screenings are free. For programme information, to book tickets and download resources visit: http://www.intofilm.org/iff19

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