Highbury College students proudly attended a service in Southsea honouring those who fought and died during the First World War.

The ceremony, marking 100 years of the Armistice, was held at The Portsmouth Naval Memorial and more than 30 public services students took part in the event on Remembrance Sunday.

Students Reece Gattrell and Jasmine Meyer were selected to lay the wreath, which had been made by Highbury floristry students with support from tutor Emma Dunaway.

Uniformed Services Team Leader David Allen said: “The students did excellently, showing full respect for those fallen and for the veterans on site. Events like these are important for students to participate in because as one of the Royal Navy veterans said to them, ‘they are the next generation of public service personnel. It’s important for the next generation to mark their respect for those who have paid the ultimate price and died fighting for our freedom’. I’d also like to say thank you to the floristry department for putting together the wreath that we laid down at the memorial.”

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  • Date 12/11/2018