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BVC Remembers

BVC students marked Remembrance Day 2018 in a variety of ways, with everyone agreeing that the effects of war will never be forgotten.

Staff and students alike contributed to the college’s various remembrance projects, from making poppies and writing poems to painting stones and researching local war records.

Tutor groups worked collectively to make individual poppies and to choose their favourite war poem. Those who wished to could write their own.

The BVC History Club looked at the individual WW1 solders from local villages who had died during the war, along with creating a box of typical artifacts from the period.

GCSE History students visited the WW1 battlefields last month in the lead up to the Armistice celebrations. Where possible they visited the memorials and searched for the names of Bassingbourn men who had lost their lives during the First World War, along with any men known personally to them. Their photographs and personal accounts were formed a thought-provoking display.

The individual stories of Bassingbourn and Kneesworth men who died during the fighting 100 years ago were researched and displayed alongside photographs of the memorials in France and Belgium. Researching personal details of the men was particularly poignant for many students who recognised local family names and locations of where the men had grown up.

The BVC Craft for Mindfulness group also produced individual pebbles with hand-painted poppies and the names of each of the fallen painted on them as an everlasting keepsake.

The display of remembered soldiers and the battlefields trip were displayed in Bassingbourn Parish Church over Remembrance Weekend as part of the village commemoration. Organiser Vic Nickson said:”I would like to thank the Village College for the massive level of work on the church displays and the superb and thoughtful input by the students coordinated by Ann Lynn and Mark Christie.”

The displays were then moved back to the college where they have joined the student poppies and poems on show in the Prom (photographed above).


Bassingbourn Village College

South End, Bassingbourn, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5NJ

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