War Hero Inspires Junior School

The Daily Mail recently featured an amazing story about a connection between Hymers College and the sister of Normandy hero, Stan Eckert.

The article spoke about the hero’s sister, Peggy, forming an “enchanting friendship” with our pupils.

Annually, a group of our Year 5 pupils will visit the Normandy battlefields and it was some years ago, at Ranville War Cemetery, they came across a photocopy of Eckert’s letter which was left at his grave by a well-wisher.

The letter inspired our students to learn his story…and the rest is history.

You can read the full article here: