RBL’s special award for Wellingborough school

Members of Wellingborough's Royal British Legion at Wrenn School in Wellingborough

Members of Wellingborough's Royal British Legion at Wrenn School in Wellingborough

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Staff and pupils are celebrating after becoming only the second school in the country to be affiliated with the Royal British Legion.

The award was presented to Wrenn School in Wellingborough during a special assembly attended by members of the town’s Royal British Legion and Wellingborough mayor Graham Lawman.

Branch chairman Ian Nunney said: “It’s a great honour as chairman of Wellingborough RBL to be here to present the school with only the second school affiliation certificate in the country.

“The other school is a middle school up in the north Midlands and you will have the honour of being the first secondary school to receive the award.”

He said the award is to recognise the school’s commitment to the Poppy Appeal as well as allowing pupils to get involved and learn about the organisation and its welfare and advocacy work in the community in the future.

Headteacher William Thallon said: “It’s a very proud moment for our school.”

The school was presented with a certificate and two poppy wreaths on Tuesday. Pupil Jacquetta Macey, 17, who is an air cadet, said: “I think it’s important that we help out where we can all through the year and this is going to help us do that. I am excited to be able to try and help more in the community.”