Students Remembrance Parade
Public Services’ students continued with their support of the Poppy Appeal with a moving remembrance parade at Herefordshire & Ludlow College’s Hereford Campus. Over 50 students took part in the parade which was led by Level 3 students; Air Training Core Cadet Corporal Jake Childs and Army Cadet Joe Kirkwood with support from Captain Ray Morris from the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (M).
Staff and students from the College, as well as the general public, turned out to watch the parade which circled the Campus with well-prepared precision. It was then followed by a period of silent remembrance and a reading of Anne Starr’s poem ‘Why I Wear a Poppy’ read by Megan Collingwood, Cintia Ramos and Arjun Bagga. The parade was then led out to 'The Castaway' by Allan Sivetti whilst learners placed their individual poppies in a wreath.
Programme Manager, Craig Smith commended the students on their work for the Poppy Appeal over the last two weeks, “The commitment our students have shown today is exemplary. I’m really proud of them and what they have achieved. Young people can sometimes feel misrepresented in British society and I wish the whole country could have seen the parade today and to see the compassion and dedication that has been put into it.”
Level 3 student, Ellie Bridgwater who is from Hereford and is planning on studying for a BA (Hons) in Criminology & Policing at the University of Worcester and conducted pedestrian security for the event commented, “I think it is important to remember what people fought for and how our lives have been changed by what they have done and continue to do for us. The parade is an opportunity to show our pride for our nation and that young people can still appreciate how hard it is to be called up to war.”