Public Services students at New City College, Havering Sixth Form, held a Remembrance Day Parade to honour British and Commonwealth service members who have died in wars and other military conflicts since the onset of the First World War.
Hundreds of students and staff at the sixth form campus in Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch gathered to watch the parade and observe a two-minute silence at 11am on 11th November while others fell silent in their classes.
The Quad area of the college was decorated with Poppy wreaths and banners and student Grace Schofield played The Last Post on her trumpet as the Parade stood to attention.
Deputy Principal Phil Hall read out the following from theRoyal British Legion:
“Remembrance honours those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and way of life.
We unite across faiths, cultures and backgrounds to remember the service and sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth. We will remember them.
We remember the sacrifice of the Armed Forces community from Britain and the Commonwealth.
We pay tribute to the special contribution of families and of the emergency services.
We acknowledge innocent civilians who have lost their lives in conflict and acts of terrorism.”
During the weeks leading up to the Parade, students on the college’s Travel & Tourism course sold poppies at the college to raise money for the Royal British Legion.