Students organise Rugby Remembrance Day service
14.11.2016 First year Public Services students at Rugby
College organised a parade and ceremony for Remembrance Day
attended by students, staff and local people.
First year Public Services students at Rugby College
organised a parade and ceremony for Remembrance Day attended by
students, staff and local people.
The students paraded from Rugby College to the British
Thomson-Houston war memorial which was relocated in 2010 to an area
opposite the college.
A short service was then conducted by Rugby College
chaplain, Lesley Turner, and poppy wreaths were laid by students
from the college and by children from the college nursery. The
two-minute silence was then observed before students read poems to
the assembled crowd.
Cheyanne Roberts, 17, from Rugby led the parade. She
said, “I’ve been an army cadet for four years, so I have been
responsible for training the other students for the parade for the
past few weeks.
“It’s been hard, but everyone did really well today,
considering many of them hadn’t done any drills like this
“Today is an important day - without everyone who gave
their lives, it would be a very different world. They deserve to be
remembered for their sacrifice.”
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