Students to take part in Armed Forces event

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SECONDARY schools throughout the Scarborough area have been invited to take part in a “non-uniform” day to raise funds and awareness ahead of the town’s third annual Armed Forces Day on June 25.

The non-uniform charity day will take place on Friday, June 24, and is intended to recognise the work done by the armed forces and help raise funds for the charities Help for Heroes and the SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) Forces Help Fund.

Filey School has already gone one step further by organising an event which will include serving members of the Navy, Army and Air Force visiting the school and leading various activities throughout the day. Students will be asked to dress in military-style clothing and afternoon lessons will be swapped for an assault course and a “human wrecking ball”.

The event is being co-ordinated by the school’s ‘Student Voice’, led by Year 10 students Kourtney Owen, Cameron Austwick and Bethany Atkinson.

As the school is celebrating its 50th anniversary, it is also inviting original students and staff members to attend. Anyone interested should either visit the school reception or call (01723) 512354 to request an information letter. Local businesses should also get in touch if they want to donate a gift.