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Bracknell students take part in Bracknell’s Remembrance Parade

Bracknell students take part in Bracknell’s Remembrance Parade

Public Services students from Bracknell and Wokingham College took part in Bracknell’s Remembrance Parade on Sunday 12 November. 

Twelve students studying Public Services at the Church Road campus, took part in the parade, which was organised by Bracknell Town Council. 

The Remembrance Service took place at the Angel War Memorial, outside the Princess Square shopping precinct, from 10:45-11:20 am, led by the Revd. Robin Sharples.  

The Last Post was played on the Bugle to signal the beginning of the two-minute silence. The Bugler then played Reveille after the two-minute silence had been observed. 

Wreaths were laid by The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Bracknell Forest Councillor Naheed Ejaz and Councillor Simon Carter, Bracknell Town Mayor, the Military, local scout and guiding groups, members of the public and the Reading Scottish Pipe Band.

One of the students, Milo Abbott, laid a wreath on behalf of Activate Learning. 

Afterwards, the Vicar read the closing Prayers and invited other religious leaders to give their blessings.

The parade took place from 11:25–11:40am, following a route from The Angel War Memorial, through The Lexicon, past the Police Station and finishing at Holy Trinity Church. 

Milo Abbott, 17, from Binfield, a Uniformed Protective Services Level 3 Extended Diploma student at Bracknell and Wokingham College, took part in the parade and laid a wreath on behalf of Activate Learning. 

He said: “It was quite wholesome seeing all the uniforms all marching, side by side, together and the consensus of Remembrance was nice too. 

“I was nervous about laying a wreath at first, but I marched over smartly and put it down. It was a good experience. I felt a sense of pride for who I’m laying it for, as I laid a wreath on behalf Activate Learning. 

“It boosted my morale; I enjoyed being with everyone and marching with them. I felt a sense of pride to be part of honouring the people before me.”  

Daniel Ellis, Public Services Teacher at Activate Learning, said:

“The students not only did the college proud but themselves proud, and demonstrated the high values and standards expected of the various protective services that they are aspiring to join. 

“The students’ participation helps to reinforce the importance of remembering those people from our Public Services who have come before and paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep us, and our society, safe.”

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