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College marks

Armistice Day

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Students and staff at Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion remembered those who sacrificed their lives in war in this year’s Armistice Day. 

The college’s annual Remembrance Day didn’t take its usual form due to coronavirus but a small group of Public Services students ensured wreaths were laid where they will remain, on Coleg Sir Gâr’s Wall of Remembrance at Graig campus.

This wall also honours past students of Llanelli Grammar School, where the Graig campus now stands, who gave their lives in first and second world wars.

Recitals were made by level two and level three public service students including We Shall Keep the Faith, Y Pabi Coch and In Flanders Fields, and Rosy Morgan from A-levels performed an arrangement of a “The Banks of Willow Green” by George Butterworth on the violin.

Dr Andrew Cornish, principal of Coleg Sir Gâr said: “Like many people around the world, but particularly here in Wales, today marks an important date in the college calendar.

“The day we honour our servicemen and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the fight for freedom.  We are here today to honour them, our heroes, to remember their achievements, their courage and their dedication, and to say thank you for their sacrifices.

“I am grateful to all those who made today possible, ensuring that the sacrifices that people have made should never be forgotten is extremely important, and I am grateful to all the learners, staff and technical staff who have participated in today’s events.”

Public services student Benjamin Davies who is also an adult instructor with the British Army Cadets, led the wreath laying in military style and raised the college’s flag to honour those remembered today.

The college would like to also thank creative media broadcast lecturer Rhydian and Santino our level three creative media student for filming and editing the event.

 

Public Services (level 3) student Sophie Jones pictured with Director of Recruitment and Progression, Sarah Hopkins
Public Services (level 3) students Sophie Jones, Benjamin Davies and Kelsey Williams.
Public Services students Sophia Trigwell (level 1) and Callum Wilson (level 2) pictured with Head of Section, Kim Nicholas