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Newton Rigg staff and students mark Remembrance Day

Newton RIgg College Remembrance Parade 2018

A poignant ceremony involving staff and students marked Newton Rigg College’s Remembrance Day commemoration.

Amongst those taking part in the ceremony were some 44 students, all members of the college’s Combined Cadet Force, who marched across the campus to the service at the college flagpole.

Director, Robert Marshall-Slater welcomed guests and opened the ceremony with Ian Woods of the Lakes Christian Centre giving the address to those gathered.

Key roles were also played by Clare Murphy, Head of Land-Based Education who read the poem “Freedom” and Nathan Ball, a senior lecturer who read the well known verse, “They Shall Not Grow Old” from the poem, “For the Fallen” by Laurence Binyon.

As the flag was lowered, bugler Kath Wignall of Appleby Town Band played the ‘Last Post’ and then ‘Reveille’ as the flag was raised.

Wreaths were then laid by Executive Director, Pippa Tiller on behalf of the college staff, Robin Burn on behalf of the Newton Rigg Society, by former Company Sgt Major Gerry Garvey who is also the Manager of Muddy Boots Nursery and by students, Joseph Carter, Heather Hutchinson and Megan Lowrey.

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