College holds poignant ‘poppy drop’ as part of Remembrance Day service with Royal British Legion

This Remembrance Day we were honoured to have members of the local Royal British Legion in attendance as we held our service at the Old Mill Lane campus.

The atrium was lined with hundreds of students and staff as speeches and performances were given. Following the minute’s silence, loose poppies floated down from the bridges in a poignant tribute.

“The poppy drop, performances and service were so poignant, and I would like to thank everyone who made it possible, and everyone who attended and showed their respect.”

As part of the service, Music student Jacob Waller gave an impressive and emotive performance of the Last Post on the trumpet.

A World War 2 (WW2) jeep was also stationed in the Urban Park for the day for students to look around and sit in for photos, kindly brought in by Richard and Brendan Hume from the Northern World War 2 Association.

Other activities included a walk-through experience designed to replicate WW2 conditions, where students took a moment to look, smell and feel what it would have been like for soldiers, and a VR trench experience in our Discover Digital centre.

Jess Leech, our Assistant Principal for Students, said: “It was truly a special service given to honour those who have given their lives for their country.

“The poppy drop, performances and service were so poignant, and I would like to thank everyone who made it possible and everyone who attended and showed their respect.”

 

Last updated: 14th November 2022

Originally posted on: 11th November 2022