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Remembrance Day 2016

Posted: 22nd November 2016

During the week leading up to Remembrance Day, students engaged in ‘Poppy Craft’ activities in the Student Common Room. 200 poppies were made during the week and they were displayed in the revolving door in main atrium on the lead up to Remembrance Day to demonstrate our mark of respect. The Student Union Team and Reception sold knitted red and purple poppies and £107.50 was raised for the British Legion Poppy Appeal and £48.37 was raised from the dale of purple poppies that remember animal victims of conflict and this will be donated to the PDSA.

On the 10th November the College hosted the 1914 to 1918 ‘War on Tour’ exhibition in the Learning Resource Centre at The Hub. Students had the chance to interact with war memorabilia and engage in the making of a mosaic linked to Remembrance Day. Thirty students engaged in the mosaic activity with Victoria Ryves, Community and Education Engagement Officer, noting how positive the students were when interacting with the exhibit.

On the 11th November the Student Union Team coordinated a two minute silence in the Student Common Room which was observed by staff and students. Vincent Hinchliffe, a Public Services student, then gave a reading of the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’.