Poignant Remembrance Sunday for students

10 November 2014

As part of the college’s strategic plan to embed a greater degree of internationalism into the curriculum, Principal Martin Ward, and the staff and students of Shrewsbury Sixth Form College welcome students and staff from Le Cateau in France, and Walldorf in Germany to a week-long series of events and activities to commemorate World War 1 and in particular to learn lessons from the war and the benefits that we have all enjoyed from the years of peace in Europe since World War II.

The week-long visit involves a very busy programme of educational, artistic, poetic, historical and dramatic events which focuses in mid-week on the development of a piece of collaborative digital artwork based on the messages and work of local poet Wilfred Owen.

After a college bands night on Saturday,  staff and students attended the Remembrance Sunday service at St Chad's and participated in the wreath laying at the memorial in the Quarry. Students and staff were joined by SSFC students Niamh Limerick (Student Council President), Andy Peake (Student Council President), Peter Shaw, Naomi Dannatt, Grace Garry, Anwen Davies and Lois Boyle. All the students expressed that they were struck by the emotion of the day and scale and number of people involved. They appreciated the good weather too!

They met the Mayor Beverley Baker, and Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury & Atcham MP), Miles Kenny and Robert Bland (High Sheriff of Shrewsbury)

Remembrance Sunday 2014