Remembrance Day 11.11.19

Our Welding, Plumbing, Joinery staff and students have worked tirelessly over the past twelve months to create a fitting memorial to mark Remembrance Day and 101 years since the Armistice was signed.

The memorial, which includes over 40 poppies made by our Level 2 Engineering students, stands proud in the College entrance and will form the perfect backdrop to our two minutes silence, today at 11:00, to remember all those who have fallen in conflict.

Over the weekend, the memorial was displayed in the Elite Gaming Shop on Coalville High Street, before returning to the college this morning.

Bill Brown from the Whitwick branch of the Royal British Legion visited the college on Thursday 7th November to view the memorial and talked to some of the staff and students involved in producing the commemorative work. He said ‘I can’t speak too highly of this outstanding creation. It epitomises everything that Coalville stands for. From day one of the coal mining industry, that started our wonderful town, we don’t buy it or import it, we build it. This quality creation exemplifies the skills and teamwork that we are famous for. Stephenson Colledge is a beacon of our town shining out into the future with the skills and endeavours of our young people. This just shows what can be achieved when people of all ages, abilities and skills, come together with a combined aim. Thank you.’