Red, White & Blue Day

Red, White and Blue Day on Friday 4th October 2019

Dear parent/carer,

At Ormiston Rivers Academy we believe it is important for our students to understand the role they play within their local community and to be aware of charities and non-profit organisations. With this, we will be holding our first charity event for armed services by celebrating Red, White and Blue Day on Friday 4th October. Last academic year, we asked students which causes they felt passionately about through Student Voice and the armed services was in the top five results across the school and sixth form.

What is Red, White & Blue Day?

Red, White & Blue Day is being run jointly by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Each of these three charities is responsible for the welfare of soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families. You can find more information on their website at

How are we raising awareness and funds for Red White and Blue Day?

 Assemblies on the importance of the work of the armed services and how the charity helps personnel with guest speakers from our students who are cadets from Monday 30th September 2019

 Non-uniform day with themed colours of red, white and blue. We request a £1.00 donation per student on Friday 4th October 2019. Please note that short tops that show midriff, strappy tops, and ripped jeans are not permitted. Students may be asked to go home to change if their clothing does not conform to our requirements. We would like to bring your attention the Academy’s policy on hair colour and jewellery, this still applies on non-uniform day.

 Mentor time activity consolidating learning of British Values and the importance of supporting charitable work.

We appreciate your support with our charitable work and look forward to seeing our students in Red, White & Blue.

If you have any questions or queries please contact Melissa Marable Director of Wellbeing.


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