Mother’s Day treat from academy pupils

Students from Fareham Academy on the beach in Normandy
Students from Fareham Academy on the beach in Normandy
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FOR many teenagers Mother’s Day provides them with the opportunity to thank their mums for the hard work they do on a daily basis.

However, for some students at Fareham Academy a school trip meant that they were unable to spend the day at home – until the leader of the trip came up with a plan.

Fifty students from Year 8 were on a six-day trip to France, where they were travelling from Normandy to Paris learning about the liberation of Europe along the way.

Rajesh Patel, who organised the trip, decided to use social media to provide the mothers of the students with a special Mother’s Day treat.

The students came together to wish their mums a happy Mother’s Day via the school Facebook page.

This was followed by a rendition of Adele’s Hello, which had been subtly adapted in order to suit the occasion.

Parents and staff had been following the trip from the school’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Deputy headteacher Alex Lowe explained: ‘We always do something like this, on every school trip we go on.

‘We have a thing where the students do a video, and this year it just happened to coincide with Mother’s Day.

‘This is something that Mr Patel loves doing, and I think the students are fans of it as well.

‘The way it was all put together was really nice – Mr Patel did a fantastic job with it all, but I think this particular example was much more poignant, both for the students and for the mothers themselves.’

‘It was a beautiful thing to do and it went down really well – a brilliant tribute to some brilliant mothers.’

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