With Remembrance Day just around the corner and 2018 marking 100 years since the end of the First World War, Winstanley College is making special preparations to ensure that the centenary is suitably commemorated.
On Friday 9th November, hundreds of students and staff members will come together to pay tribute to our fallen heroes in the Quad area, where one of the 888,246 red ceramic poppies that famously adorned the Tower of London Moat in 2014 as part of Paul Cummins’ historic ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, is on permanent display.
The ceremony will include a traditional two minutes silence followed by musical performances from Winstanley students: Joseph Fay, Simran Prakash, Jerome Ness (all pictured), Eoin McMahon, Harvey Crombleholme, Thomas Lord and Joshua Peacock.
Principal Louise Tipping said: “It’s really important that we take time to pay our respects and to remember those who lost their lives in all wars. Our Remembrance Day service is always a significant date in the Winstanley College calendar and with so many wonderful tributes happening in and around the local community to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice, we are proud to play our part once again in ensuring that those who lost their lives are never forgotten.”