Students and Staff Pay Their Respects at Remembrance Assembly

Uniformed Services, Law & Criminology

Itchen College held their annual Remembrance Assembly, a respectful event ran by the college’s Uniformed Services students.

The ceremony, held on Tuesday 13 November, saw several guests from the local community attend as well as students and teachers.

The main hall was full with those wanting to pay their respects to the soldiers and other service personnel who had made the ultimate sacrifice.

The ceremony began with a two minutes silence which was respectfully observed whilst a bugler played the familiar Last Post tune.

Poppy wreaths  were then laid in front of the two plaques at the front of the hall which bear the names of students who lost their lives during the two World Wars.

Attendees were then shown a poignant presentation by retired maths teacher Hilarry Wilson about those who had lost their lives during the Great War and the attempt from fellow soldiers and family members to give their loved ones an appropriate burial and grave.

There were then readings from Uniformed Services students who read poems about the wars and battles British soldiers had fought in the past.