Royal British Legion praise for Telford College remembrance day display

Telford College foundation students have earned praise from the local mayor, and Royal British Legion, for creating a ‘stunning’ Remembrance Day display.

Mayor Stephen Reynolds with Jake Taylor
Mayor Stephen Reynolds with Jake Taylor

The exhibit explores the traditional poppy design and spans an entire wall of the college’s pop-up shop at the Haybridge campus, designed to help foundation learners improve their work-ready skills.

It features wooden crosses, painted rocks and poppies crafted from a range of materials, along with flags and retail items.

Foundation students were also tasked to research fallen service people as part of the project to deepen their understanding of the display’s significance, and chose to incorporate names, regiments and rank.

Telford & Wrekin’s mayor Stephen Reynolds, along with two representatives from the Oakengates Royal British Legion branch, Mo Wallace and Kenny Innes, visited the college to view the display and congratulate students on their efforts.

“The display is absolutely stunning,” said Kenny Innes. “Students working so hard on completing their own research is fantastic.”

Councillor Reynolds added: “I’m honoured to be here. I work closely with the Oakengates Royal British Legion and their branch secretary and appeal organiser, Mo Wallace, and support their mission to raise money and also awareness of ex-service people.

“There are a lot of homeless or struggling ex-servicemen needing additional help in their day-to-day lives, and it’s very important to raise awareness of this.

“The ‘khadi’ poppy is also available this year to commemorate the bravery of the many Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for Britain during the First World War. The students and team here have done a tremendous job.”

Student Jake Taylor, 16, is studying the Foundation Work Skills programme and said: “I really enjoyed taking part in making and creating the display.

“The entire group did research, and I learned that there are different types of poppies for different forms of remembrance, as well as about the armistice.”

Sarah Jones, head of high needs at the college, said: “As part of our SEN provision, we aim to get students involved in local community projects and volunteering, which helps improve their work skills and independence and set them up for the future.

“It’s important to help our students integrate into the community and also give something back.”

Supporting Shropshire Live...
Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to interact@shropshirelive.com or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.
- Advertising -

Featured Articles

Christmas Food 2019

Where to eat and party in Shropshire Christmas and New Year 2019

The festive season is upon us and if you are looking for somewhere in Shropshire, to eat, drink and party then here is our guide.
Christmas Time - Generic - Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

Christmas Events and Attractions in Shropshire 2019

Christmas is such a wonderful time in Shropshire and there is so much to see and do, here are some of the great events and attractions.
aico Inside open day

Aico’s new state of the art headquarters open day a big success

On Saturday 19th October, Aico, opened its new facilities to the local community, family and friends with hundreds of visitors.

Police target criminals travelling to rural areas to commit crime

Criminals travelling into rural areas in Shropshire to commit crime have been targeted in a focussed police operation.
Photo of flood defences at Ironbridge during previous high river levels

Flood barriers deployed on the Wharfage in Ironbridge

The flood barriers were put up on the Wharfage in Ironbridge on Saturday afternoon to prevent flooding to homes and businesses.

Casualty cut free after campervan collides with bridge in Telford

A casualty was released from a campervan by firefighters following in a collision in Telford this afternoon.
Brandon Whistle opens the scoring for the Tigers. Photo: Steve Brodie

Tigers ride out the storm to take top spot

Hexagon Telford Tigers returned to home ice on Sunday night to take on Milton Keynes Lightning after a fantastic 5-3 win against Swindon Wildcats.

Tigers pounce to end Wildcats’ winning streak

Hexagon Telford Tigers travelled to Wiltshire on Saturday night for a top of the table clash with league leaders Swindon Wildcats.
Telepost’s Neil Booth taking his fifth shot at the bell target. Photo: Bob Griffiths

Shrewsbury Bell Target League: Breidden remain unbeaten

After eight weeks of matches in the Shrewsbury Bell Target Shooting League, Breidden remain unbeaten at the top of the table after beating Condover.
- Advertising -
Lee Williams has set up a new venture as a lock professional, called Lockfit Telford, covering the Telford and Shrewsbury areas

Former military man launches new locksmith and security business

A Shropshire man with over 22 years of military service has launched a new locksmith and security business in the county.
Jess Swift has been promoted at Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants

Shropshire accountancy firm strengthens tax team

A Shropshire accountancy firm has strengthened its tax team with the promotion of one of its personal tax specialists.
Pictured within the virtual reality studio in Halesfield are Johnny Themans (left) of Good2Great and Tim Luft of VR Simulation Systems Limited

Virtual reality expert opens studio in Shropshire

Smart glasses and motion simulators are two of the innovative ways a Shropshire company is helping to train staff through virtual reality.
Sal Hampson from The Hive in Shrewsbury with musician James Stanley. The Hive, working with James, used the funds to deliver a number of music sessions to young people

Wrekin Housing Group’s £20,000 donation to charities

From luncheon clubs to a summer fun fair, and counselling services to teaching cooking skills, thousands of people have been benefitting from a £20,000 grant awarded by The Wrekin Housing Group.
Mayor John Price with Toby

Oswestry Mayor visit’s local charity in bid to raise awareness

The Mayor of Oswestry John Price recently took time out of his schedule to visit local children’s charity The Movement Centre, to see where he can offer his support.
Promoting the Salop Santa Dash are Shrewsbury Town footballers (from left) Ryan Barnett, Dave Edwards, Lenell John-Lewis, Scott Golbourne, Luke McCormick and Laura Wilde, Salop Leisure marketing assistant

Charity to benefit as Santas and elves get on their marks for festive fun

Around 500 adults and children are expected to dress up as Santa and elves for the day to take part in this year’s Salop Santa Dash and Salop Elf Dash in Shrewsbury.
- Advertising -

Hot air ballooning legend to appear at Wellington Orbit!

A community cinema in Wellington is going to be hosting a very special evening, in line with the first screening of a film with local interest.
Telford Christmas Light Switch On

Telford Centre Christmas light switch on 2019

This Saturday 16th November is the big Telford Centre Christmas light switch on with free family entertainment.
Christmas Time - Generic - Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay

Christmas Events and Attractions in Shropshire 2019

Christmas is such a wonderful time in Shropshire and there is so much to see and do, here are some of the great events and attractions.
Hencote Estate Winemaker Gavin Patterson has over 30 years’ experience in the industry

Shropshire vineyard to release first estate red wine

A Shropshire vineyard is to launch its first estate red wine just over a year since the winery opened to the public.
Christmas Food 2019

Where to eat and party in Shropshire Christmas and New Year 2019

The festive season is upon us and if you are looking for somewhere in Shropshire, to eat, drink and party then here is our guide.
Pictured at the Curry Life Awards 2019 are Mr Adam Shaw, Journalist Broadcaster, Matt Bushby, The UK Director of Marketing for Just Eat, Mr Zillur Rohman, Taj Uddin, Mahim Uddin, Lord Karan Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer and Cathy Newman, Journalist and Broadcaster

Mahim Shrewsbury wins ‘best’ takeaway at national Curry Life Awards

An Indian takeaway in Shrewsbury has been crowned one of the best takeaways in the UK, after winning a top prize at the Curry Life Awards in London.
- Advertisment -

Featured Articles

Weather

Shropshire
clear sky
2.1 ° C
4.4 °
-0.6 °
93 %
1.5kmh
0 %
Mon
6 °
Tue
5 °
Wed
7 °
Thu
7 °
Fri
9 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -