Students and community in act of remembrance at Hinckley Campus
Tuesday 14th November 2017
Students at the College’s Hinckley campus hosted a Service of Remembrance on Thursday 9 November as part of a special event to honour those who have lost their lives in conflict.
Students on the Level 3 Public Services course organised the event which was held at the College’s campus in Lower Bond Street as part of the National Festival of Remembrance.
The ceremony was led by Carl Pickering, lecturer in Public Services and college chaplain, Stephen Blythe, supported by members of the college community. College student Victor Velasquez Quinones was selected to bear the Queen’s Standard.
Students Elen Wilson, Christopher McManus, Chelsea Tring and Kiera Alexander acted as readers, accompanied by staff reader, Dorothy Chamberlain.
Kiera Alexander laid a wreath on behalf of the student population and college director, Brendan Coulson, represented staff in the act of remembrance.
After the two-minute silence and as the ‘Last Post’ was played, students scattered poppies cut from tissue paper from the second floor of the campus building that drifted down through the atrium.