As part of British Values Cirencester College promotes British Events including Remembrance Day. 2018 has been a particularly poignant year with the commemoration of 100 years since the first armistice at the end of World War I in 1918.
The College ran a a week of events leading up to Armistice Day on 11 November. The programme this year included art installations involving silhouettes that change as the week moves on. A Remembrance Wall built by staff and students to display their memories of family and friends. Also Head of Humanities, Aidan Scott delivered a mid-week lecture about why we honour and remember the dead of World War I. Around 150 attended the talk including Year 9 History students from Deer Park School.
Over 400 staff and students attended a soundscape immersive installation where they experienced the sounds from World War I and II up to the more recent conflicts in Afghanistan.
The pinnacle of the College’s Remembrance programme took place on Friday 9 November at 11am, when the Remembrance Ceremony took place. See full coverage here https://www.cirencester.ac.uk/2018/11/09/cirencester-sixth-form-college-remembers/.
Matt Reynolds, Assistant Principal said, “We have a tradition of Remembrance in the College which is always very well attended by our students here. It’s always really impressive how our young people engage with this important and special time of the year.” For more information please contact Matt Reynolds at Cirencester Sixth Form College firstname.lastname@example.org.