Students create moving remembrance tribute
Fri, 09 November 2018
Students from Tameside College have designed a moving tribute to those who have lost their lives in conflict.
Ahead of Armistice Day remembrance services on Sunday 11th November, public services and carpentry and joinery students joined forces to create a display for the college’s reception area.
Carpentry and joinery students designed, built and painted a ‘silhouette’ of a world war one soldier whilst public services students designed a ‘poppy wheel’ which includes poems, facts and messages of support for the occasion.
Christopher Partington, teacher in carpentry and joinery and former member of the Royal Military Police, decided to create the display after speaking to students about their families’ involvement in the armed forces.
He said: “It’s so important that younger generations learn the history of the poppy appeal and the British Legion. So many of my students grandparents and great grandparents served in the armed forces so I wanted them to find out for themselves the sacrifices they made to give us what we have today. I hope that they are proud of what they have created and what it represents.”
Remembrance Sunday is a national event, held on the 11th November at 11am each year with the laying of poppy wreaths and a two minute’s silence to mark the end of hostilities in world war one.