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Academy youngsters pay tribute to fallen soldiers

16 November 2017

ALBION’s academy have produced an emotional video tribute to remember fallen soldiers.

The under-12s were tasked with researching the Battle of Passchendaele and local soldier Private William Giblin, who fought at Ypres.

They then created a short film to honour all those who served in the battle, with the aim of educating the community on the subject, and forging a local link with the Mercian Regiment.

The video tribute has been entered in a Premier League competition with the winners awarded a place at the Truce Tournament, which takes place next month.

The Baggies’ Head of Education and Welfare, Claire Mellor, has been really pleased with how the young players have handled the whole project.

“I am exceptionally proud of how the players have made it their own, coming up with some great ideas and getting involved from the start,” she said.

“They have shown a real maturity to the campaign and all the tasks that we have done with them.

“It has been a real pleasure working with such a dedicated bunch of young people and I hope the judging team see from our work how passionate these players have been when learning about the battle and our local hero.”

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