School sells most poppies

NEAABE120117b2sch, Eastwood priory roman catholic school have won the rodney cup memorial trophy for raising the most money for selling poppies. headteacher Anthony Harrison with the school council.
NEAABE120117b2sch, Eastwood priory roman catholic school have won the rodney cup memorial trophy for raising the most money for selling poppies. headteacher Anthony Harrison with the school council.

THE Roman Priory Catholic School in Eastwood has been awarded a trophy for raising the most money selling poppies on average per pupil for the third year running.

The school raised £53 during the Poppy Appeal for Remembrance Day last year, and was presented with the Rodney Todd memorial cup by Eastwood’s British Legion member John Restorick.

Headteacher Anthony Harrison said: “You do it the first time, and the second time and think you are doing well but this is just great. I don’t think we’ll do it a fourth!”

Mr Harrison put the school’s success down to the amount of related work the teachers so with the children at the time of the Poppy Appeal.

“We do a lot about soldiers coming back from Afghanistan, World War Two, how families are affected, and where the money goes to,” he said.

“It’s just making the children aware.”

The cup is presented annually by the Eastwood and District Branch of the Royal British Legion to the school in Eastwood which raises the most money per pupil for the Poppy Appeal.