Centenary Commemorations Continue
The Cardinal in college
Staff and students get into the WWI spirit

Foundation Learning students have showcased their annual event, which this year focussed on the commemoration of ‘The Great War.’

The event was a visual representation of The Great War, with the college reception area transformed into a period living room, complete with a fireplace, music of the era, historical information and war memorabilia provided by members of staff. Throughout the day the College community were invited to sample delicacies of the era such as Anzac biscuits and Trench cake.

Various examples of students’ artwork, influenced by war artist Paul Nash, were exhibited, and provided the opportunity for students to discuss their work with members of the senior management team and other officials.

Fran Abbott, who teaches the Foundation Learning groups said, “The event was to engage students in remembering that, 100 years on, our planet is still affected by human warfare. With this in mind, the students decided to raise funds for the CAFOD appeal, requesting small donations for cakes and biscuits.”

The event raised a total of £180.00, which will be made as a Lenten donation and will therefore be eligible to be doubled by the government’s pledge to double donation made during Lent.

The Level 1 students were thrilled with the news that all their hard work and efforts were received so positively and that the cross college activity had been a huge success.

The students and their Learning Mentors would like to thank Mrs Frances Raftery, ‘Standards of the Wiend,' for their contributions of uniforms, ASDA and Uncle Joe’s Mintballs for their generous donations and students and staff for displaying memorabilia and baking World War delicacies.