Sunday marks 100 years since the end of the First World War, and to commemorate the Centenary, some of our Level 3 Health and Social Care students, such as Charlie Munan (pictured above), have been interviewing older people about their experiences in the War to go into a book ‘A Century’s Memories’.
The heritage lottery funded project was a collaboration with B&NES council and age UK to bring together the old, the young and the community to record memories. The book was launched in October and has been delivered to local schools, libraries and museums.
Participants included Keynsham Detachment of the City and County of Bristol Army Cadet Force, Midsomer Norton Platoon of the Somerset Cadet Battalion (The Rifles) Army cadet Force, Larkhall Friendship Circle, Bath Branch of the Women’s Royal Army Corps Association, Keynsham Day Centre, Somerset District Miner’s Welfare Trust and Radstock Museum.
In the run up to Remembrance day, Bath College has held remembrance services at each campus, allowing staff and students to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in war.
The Revd Roger Driver from St Michael’s Without delivered a service at the City Centre Campus on Wednesday and The Revd Ian Rousell from Westfield Church delivered a service at the Somer Valley Campus on Thursday.
Along with the prayers and two-minute silence, students heard from Rob, our Student Welfare Officer, who read some beautiful poetry.
The services were dynamic and powerful, with newspapers from 1918 being shared with the congregation to give some historical context to the end of WWI.
Thank you to the crowds of staff and students who attended the services, it was wonderful to see such a large group of young people show their respects.