On Friday 4th October 2019, Thomas Adams School supported our Forces on Red, White and Blue Day. The school was decorated with red, white and blue flags and any students who are cadets were able to come to school in their cadet uniform.
Red, White and Blue Day is all about raising money for Forces Personnel and their families, with particular focus on the 170,000 Forces children living in the UK today.
Throughout the day, there were lots of activities taking place including a cake sale at break time. Students were also selling red, white and blue lollipops and sweets. A big thank you to everyone who donated cakes for the sale.
During lunchtime, Mr Gilbert organised a STEM activity outside demonstrating aerodynamics and rocket launching. Students could have a go at launching their own rockets.
Inter-house Competitions to design/or make your own medal were also on offer. House points were up for grabs for all entries and gift vouchers awarded to the winners.
The highlight of the day was the arrival of the helicopter from RAF Shawbury, particularly for two students! Emily Collins and Imogen Woodward, both in Year 8, got to see their Dads flying in to school! All students had the opportunity to take a look inside the helicopter and ask the pilots any questions and find out more.
Everyone gave a big cheer to say thank you for coming to our school.
All donations are to be split between the three service charities:-
- ABF The Soldiers Charity
- Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
- The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity