Students lead Armistice Day remembrance at Loughborough College

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Silence fell across Loughborough College this morning following a student parade, wreath laying and reading in remembrance of those who died in two World Wars and in conflicts since.

Sam Harding led fellow Public Services students through campus, laid a poppy wreath and read ‘For The Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon before two minutes’ silence was observed.

Tim Turner, Public Services programme area lead at Loughborough College said: “It is so important that our young people have a sense both of the sacrifices made on our behalf historically and which continue to be made every day.

“This is not about glorifying war but about demonstrating respect for those who have lost their lives in conflict. It also gave our public services students an opportunity to reflect on the sense of duty many of them will be expected to emulate in the future.

“Sam worked alongside Sophie Craggs, from the Student Engagement team, to organize this Armistice Day tribute involving our students who are also air, army and sea cadets as well as members of the Boys’ Brigade.”

Public Services student Sam Harding, 18, added: “I felt very honoured not only to lead the parade but also to deliver the reading.

“We rehearsed ahead of time and made sure we all wore smart College or cadet uniform. It was important everything was of a high standard for the occasion.

“I felt very proud that we were able to offer a fitting tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Pictured (left to right): Loughborough College Public Services students James Tupper, Lucy Baxter, Sam Harding, Sam Beard, Beth Purvis, Spencer Wright and Elliot Catlow

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