Essex school wear red to commemorate 90th anniversary of Royal British Legion

A FELSTED school turned ‘red’ on Friday in tribute to the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion.

Pupils at FKS Schools turned out for school in uniform but wore one item of red clothing while paying a donation towards the charity. Most also wore a poppy for the occasion.

The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 and will be celebrating the 90th year in the coming year.

FKS Schools has a long association with the legion’s Poppy Appeal and pupils

In September, headteacher Anne Woods was presented with certificates on behalf of the school for the support FKS has given to the appeal over many years.

Also, Alan Hale, who organises the Poppy Appeal in Felsted village, is a regular visitor to the school to explain the significance of the appeal to the children. He visited Edwards House during its ‘red’ day and will visit Andrews House next week.