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Cyrille Regis Memorial Day

We held a day in school to remember the great Cyrille Regis. He sadly passed away at the age of 59 and we wanted to hold a day to remember him and celebrate his life.

In their best Baggies clobber – donning anything blue-and-white they could get their hands on – pupils arrived in their droves to pay tribute to Cyrille Regis who sadly passed away last Monday.

As a school in West Bromwich with probably 80% of our children and families being West Brom fans we wanted to mark the occasion in some way.  Lots of children and families have been affected by the news of Cyrille passing away. 

The day started with a mass dedicated to the life of Cyrille, with pupils and staff – draped in Albion scarves and flags – praying for his family and the many people whose lives he touched. Then came a special “footballers’ lunch” with some of The Man’s finest Albion goals playing on the big screen.

Senior staff led the tributes to “a true gentleman”, with Albion-daft youngster Emily opening up about what Cyrille meant to her.

“Cyrille was bullied because of being black but he didn’t run away and let it get to him,” she said. “He stood up for it but he didn’t fight. He was a gentleman.

“He deserves his life to be honoured.”

WBATV also came along to film some of the day – https://www.wba.co.uk/news/2018/january/children-pay-tribute-to-cyrille/

 

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