Chelsea Pensioner Denis Shiels on Remembrance Day

CHELSEA Pensioner, Denis Shiels, visited The Oldham Academy North on Friday 11th November. The Academy were honoured to welcome Denis on such a special day, which the Academy were recognising already through poppy selling and a minutes silence.

Denis spoke to a number of students and staff about his memories of the war and gave a very emotional and informative session for the students at the academy.

Many members of staff brought memorablia from the war for Denis to look at with the. The students were fascinated by his stories and asked lots of questions.

Martin Knowles, Headteacher at The Oldham Academy North said it was “a fantastic, humbling experience to welcome Denis Sheils.”

“The students were mesmerised when speaking to Denis and we feel very lucky as an Academy to welcome and remember a hero who fought for our country with such bravery. We are very honoured to spend the afternoon with Denis.”