Trafford Mayor receives student remembrance wreath

Trafford Mayor receives student remembrance wreath

Student ambassadors presented the Mayor of Trafford with a poppy wreath of individual messages.

The artwork was the result of a week-long collaboration between students and staff in the learning resource centres.

Mayor Rob Chilten said: "I'm glad young people are aware of the previous sacrifices people had to make. Thanks go to all the students who put their own messages on this wreath."

He planned to lay the tribute at Manchester Airport's Festival of Remembrance on Friday 8th November.

Learning resource facilitator, Laura Berkovitch, who organised the presentation to the Mayor, said: “My grandfather fought for The Chindits in Burma during World War II and my father, also an employee at the college and a contributor to the wreath, was in the Paras in the early seventies, so November 11th means a lot to my family.

“Making the wreath with the students gave us the opportunity to teach them what the poppies symbolise and the importance of remembering all the servicemen and women who gave their lives for us."

Student Ambassadors Ahmed Darouache and Saira Alam were given a grand tour of Trafford offices after greeting the Mayor with Trafford College staff.