Learners and staff from the Grimsby Institute and University Centre Grimsby joined members of the public at Grimsby Cenotaph for a remembrance service before planting an English Oak tree at Nuns Corner in memory of those lost.
Hundreds of people attended the service that included a parade by Grimsby Institute Uniformed & Public Services learners, a poetry reading, a cornet performance of The Last Post and Reveille and the planting of an English Oak on the Nuns Corner Campus by the Grimsby Institute’s Principal & Chief Executive, Sue MIddlehurst.
Seventeen-year-old Level 3 Uniformed & Public Services learner, Jake Kuhlman, was chosen to lay the wreath on behalf of the Grimsby Institute at the Cenotaph before reading the famous poem In Flanders Fields, by John McCrae, and assisting the Principal in the planting of the tree.
Jake said: “We’ve been taking part in a parade at the cenotaph and we laid a wreath to pay our respects. We’ve also planted a tree because it’s the 100th anniversary of the First World War. It’s important that we remember what people have done to improve the lives of others.
“I felt honoured to have been chosen to represent the Institute. To see so many people turn up was brilliant.”