As the 11 November approaches, Cirencester Sixth Form College will be running a week of events leading up to Armistice Day and the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918.

The programme this year includes art installations involving silhouettes that change as the week moves on. A Remembrance Wall built by staff and students to display their memories of family and friends.  There will also be a mid-week lecture led by Head of Humanities, Aidan Scott about why we honour and remember the dead. 

Assistant Principal Matt Reynolds has masterminded a soundscape immersive installation where students can experience the sounds from World War I and II up to the more recent conflicts in Afghanistan.  In addition a military briefing activity will explore the psychology of conflict, and a Remembrance Walk across the Cotswold Way for staff and students to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

The pinnacle of the College’s Remembrance programme takes place on Friday 9 November at 11am, when the Remembrance Ceremony takes place.  This event is open to all staff and students who have the opportunity take a few minutes out of their studies and gather outside to remember the fallen. Led my Reverend Katie Richardson, this event has received tremendous support in previous years and includes an impressive march to the College’s own cenotaph by Uniformed Public Services students and the laying of a wreath by student cadets.

Matt Reynolds, Assistant Principal explains, “We have a tradition of Remembrance in the College which is always very well attended by our students here. It’s always really impressive how our young people engage with this important and special time of the year.”For more information please contact Matt Reynolds at Cirencester Sixth Form College matt.reynolds@cirencester.ac.uk.