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Construction creates Remembrance Day memorial

Monday 9 November 2020

Selby College’s Construction Department creates memorial for Remembrance Day

The Construction Department at Selby College has put its handiwork to test, creating a moving memorial to mark Remembrance Day 2020.

The memorial, which is at the heart of the campus, includes cut outs of war heroes and wooden crosses handmade by the Construction team, as well as a print out of the "In Flanders Fields" war poem, poppies and empty boots.

On Remembrance Day, students and staff at the College will gather for a socially-distanced two-minute silence at the memorial to remember those who died in the line of duty.

“Each year, the Construction Department creates something for Remembrance Day. This year, they turned the heart of the campus into a field of Remembrance to remember those who fought for us in the First World War. It was great to see them putting their handiwork to the test to create such a special and moving tribute,” said Phil Sayles, Principal and CEO at Selby College.

Liz Millard, BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Exercise Science student at Selby College also plans to raise money for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal this year, by rowing the equivalent of the Dover to Dunkirk evacuation route and back.

Liz and her partner Martin plan to complete the 93 mile rowing challenge over two-days on the 28th-29th of November, which will work out approximately around eight hours of rowing each day.

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Selby College memorial