Email from Ray Gross, secretary of Leytonstone branch Royal British Legion
I can honestly say that on behalf of our branch members we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the school. We actually met up afterwards and discussed in detail the amount of commitment and dedication that the children and yourselves put into the evening's performance. It really was a pleasure attending and I only wish that more schools would educate the children in the same way as you have managed to at your school. For me on a personal note the highlight was a young lady reciting "IN FLANDERS FIELD" it actually left a lump in my throat the amount of feeling in her voice, and in fact I was not the only one to pass comment.
Best wishes to you all.
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Link to the guardian news
On Friday 20th March, members of the Royal British Legion (Leytonstone) were invited to watch -
The audience of families, staff, governors and the representatives of the Legion were greatly impressed by the children’s poignant performance. Mrs Hanley said, “It was heart-
Alan Calder, chairman of the Leytonstone branch said that they had been slightly worried when the invitation mentioned “Trench Cake” but that they had been pleasantly surprised by the cakes, made to an authentic 1917 recipe by members of staff, which were served during the intermission. Donations for refreshments and RBL souvenirs sold raised £120 for the Royal British Legion.
After a moving Act of Remembrance led by the Royal British Legion, the evening ended with a sing-