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.

Remembrance Day 2016

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 before.

“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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