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British Legion work with local school children to produce performance to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

British Legion work with local school children to produce performance to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

School Children have met members of the British Legion to learn about the armed forces and get inspiration for a drama and dance piece that will be performed in front of hundreds of people at the Armed Forces Day event in Nottingham.

Year 5 students from Good Shepherd School in Arnold have been working with volunteers Mary Harris and Darren Maltby from the Carlton and District branch of the British Legion and Arnold based dance and drama company Green Robin to produce a unique performance that portrays the experiences of serving in the armed forces.

The first performance will take place at Gedling Borough Council on Monday 24 June at 11.00am and then the group will perform at the Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June at 11.45am on the bandstand stage at the Victoria Embankment, Nottingham.

The Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June is free and open to everyone.  If people would like to see the performance at the civic centre on 24 June, please contact Clare Janes, Community Leisure Manager on 0115 901 3699 or email [email protected] to book a free place. Please note that spaces are limited for this performance.

Councillor Kathryn Fox, Portfolio Holder for Community Development said;

“These workshops with the British Legion are a wonderful chance for the children to learn about what the armed forces do today and what they have done in the past for our country. We are really looking forward to seeing how the children portray the armed forces and I am sure it will be very entertaining and thought provoking”

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