College’s students lead by example

Pupils at Rugby College, have today been making poppies and raising funds, in support of Remembrance Sunday.
Pupils at Rugby College, have today been making poppies and raising funds, in support of Remembrance Sunday.
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STUDENTS on the Supported Learning Programme at Warwickshire College’s Rugby centre are doing their bit to raise money for this year’s Poppy Appeal.

Thirteen people from the SELL course (Skills for Employment, Learning and Life) created poppies out of felt in their ‘arts and crafts enterprise’ lesson.

They also made poppyseed and orange muffins and heart-shaped millionaire’s shortbread.

Students met ex-serviceman Harold Read, who served as a radio operator in the Royal Artillery in Malaya from 1951. He is now official collector for the Royal British Legion in Dunchurch and Thurlaston.

The week’s fundraising activities have also helped the students on the way to their entry level 3 City and Guilds qualification, where they learn to develop enterprise skills as part of their studies. Student Matthew Archer said: “We chose to make poppies to show respect for all the fallen troops in all the wars.”