College commemorates First World War Centenary

College commemorates First World War Centenary

South Essex College is commemorating the First World War Centenary with a series of information displays.

Teams have been working to gather information to showcase in the College campus Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) to mark the occasion which include information on local people who served in the Great War and the meaning of the different coloured poppies people wear in remembrance.

One of the commemorative posters tells the story of Cecil Hubert Cattle, of the Essex Yeomanry, who was killed in action on 13 May 1915, aged just 16.

Private Cattle studied at Southend Technical School, which predates the present South Essex College.

Grace Stickland, Undergraduate Support Adviser, who served in HM Forces herself for 18 years, led the research project, and said it was important to remember and commemorate the occasion.

She said: “Many people died in conflicts of their time. I hope that by encouraging the young people of today to take time to remember, it will inspire them to fulfil their own hopes and dreams on behalf of those who have forfeited theirs.”