Remembrance Day marked by students and staff at BSDC
12 November 2021
Public Services students from Burton and South Derbyshire College (BSDC) took part in a remembrance parade and service to mark Armistice Day on Thursday 11th November.
The event included a short march through the Memorial Gardens outside the College, culminating in a two-minute silence and the laying of a wreath at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.
Burton and South Derbyshire College’s Public Services courses give students the skills and qualities needed to be an effective member of the protective services, including the police, fire, ambulance, prison and military services. The College’s partnerships with local services ensure students are gaining real world experience that will be required for success in their future careers.
The College is also displaying an exhibition of remembrance for students in its Town Centre Campus, including steel soldiers that have been created by students in the Creative and Engineering Departments using a specialist CNC Plasma Cutter. The soldiers are being sold for a minimum donation of £10 in the College’s Mulberry Bistro and all proceeds will be donated to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Rob Stevenson, Public Services Lecturer at Burton and South Derbyshire College said: “It was an honour for the College to take part in this year’s remembrance service. It’s poignant to see future members of the public services remembering the past and helping the Royal British Legion to encourage people to remember those service personnel who have given their lives in wars and conflicts, past and present.”
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