East Riding College re-signs Armed Forces Covenant
1st July 2018 11:06am - Return to press releases
East Riding College re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant at Armed Forces Day in Beverley in July. The Covenant is the College's pledge to support those who serve in the Armed Forces and their families. It recognises the value serving personnel, both regular and reservists, veterans and military families contribute to our community. The agreement reinforces the support the College offers to members of the armed forces and their families, especially in the area of career transition and establishing employment pathways for service leavers. It also reinforces that the College is a forces-friendly organisation, accommodating service personnel and their families' commitment to the forces.
The College shows part of this commitment through supporting Armed Forces Day. This year the College joined the participants in Beverley, where Assistant Principal Helen Wooldridge signed the covenant in front of the gathered crowds, reaffirming the College's commitment. College staff also demonstrated 'poppy-making', part of a project foundation students have contributed to in the summer term. The project, led by Beverley Town Council, intends to install a sculpture at St Mary's Church in Beverley consisting of hundreds of poppies made out of plastic bottles. The installation is to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War in time for Remembrance Sunday.