North Lindsey College Remembers
North Lindsey College held a special remembrance ceremony to mark the Armistice centenary.
The College held a service on campus, which included a two-minute silence, a bugler play the Last Post and a special wreath giving.
The event saw over 300 staff, students and visitors, including representatives from the Royal Legion, Councillors and veterans attend and pay their respects.
Engineering and motor vehicle students played a pivotal role in the remembrance activities making a specially crafted “100” memorial, created using 457 bespoke metal poppies cut out from steel, shaped, polished, sprayed and bolted to metal work to create the work of art.
The piece is particularly poignant, as each poppy represents a fallen individual from the Scunthorpe District. The memorial measures 2.4 metre in length and 1.1 metre in height.
An engineering student also presented Councillor Neil Poole (Chairman of Messingham Parish Council) with a wreath that was created out of 23 poppies to represent those that lost their lives from Messingham.
“It is an honour and great privilege to receive this fantastic wreath from the engineering department and their students,” said Councillor Neil Poole. “This wreath will take pride of place on our wall memorial and we are proud to accept and it’s been a privilege to work with the College.”
Level 3 Motor Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Principles student, Alexandria Walker (20) helped with spraying the poppies and said, “I felt honoured to be a part of this today. My Grandfather was raised in the WW1 served in WW2, so I feel emotionally connected. I really enjoyed working on this project, learning about history and what people gave for us to have a better life.”
Sarah Bassindale, Chairman and Poppy Appeal Organiser for the The Royal British Legion, Scunthorpe Branch was also presented with a memorial wreath and said: “We are overwhelmed by the effort the students have made. It is important that the younger generation understands what sacrifices have been made in all conflict. It was nice to see so many students attend.”
A group of British Steel apprentices also have used their advanced welding skills to create a lasting memorial bench to commemorate the Centenary. The beautifully-crafted bench was created by a group of 7 Base Craft apprentices at the Scunthorpe Apprentice Training Centre to support Frederick Gough School’s campaign to mark the anniversary. It will remain in the school grounds on Grange Lane South in Scunthorpe as a permanent tribute to those who lost their lives in World War.