World War One Commemorative Day

Posted: November 13th 2014

A special 100th year anniversary event took place at Doncaster College’s Hub Campus on Tuesday 11th November joining generations of young and old in commemorating the start of the First World War. 

Students and staff from the College organised a variety of activities relevant to the era to mark the occasion in a respectful, moving and entertaining way.  Veterans and residents of local care homes were invited into the College for an afternoon of dancing of the decade, quizzes, games, as well as entertainment from a brass band and Rose the Forces Sweetheart. Click here to see all the activity from the day!

Debby Adams, Curriculum Head of Sport, Public Services and Health and Social Care said, “I am so humbled by the huge effort from everyone involved in remembering this moment. It has been fantastic to see such a variation of generations coming together mark this memorable occasion”.

A huge thank you to following external and honourable guests:

  • WWII Veteran John Rose – guest speaker
  • Rose Forces Sweetheart – Debi Gregory provided an amazing performance of wartime songs
  • Lieutenant Colonel Mark Gore- the last post
  • Mexborough Doncaster Road Junior School –  war time poem
  • The British Legion – displaying memorabilia and artefacts
  • RAF Snaith War Memorial Gardens – displaying memorabilia and books

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