College students pay respects to war victims

The drugs awareness team which has been chatting to students at Caedmon College, Whitby
The drugs awareness team which has been chatting to students at Caedmon College, Whitby

Students at Caedmon College gathered outdoors on both Whitby sites to pay their respects for those lost in war and conflict.

Students have been involved in the sales of poppies over the past few weeks to raise money for the important work of the Royal British Legion.

Caedmon College students pay their respects on November 11

Caedmon College students pay their respects on November 11

They gathered on November 11 at the eleventh hour to commemorate the Armistice.

Two talented college students played the Last Post on each site to mark the occasion.

Some people may have noticed a large presence of police officers at the college recently.

This was part of a Drugs Awareness Fortnight which was a collaborative venture with the police, which saw a team of officers went into the College with a sniffer-dog.

Principal Keith Prytherch said: “I believe this sent out several, important and powerful messages to the students.

“We want to work collaboratively with the police, our ambition is to keep all students safe at all times, we wish to develop students’ understanding of how the police work.

“We want to expose students to real life situations – no different to encountering the dog during an event in town – and if you have been involved in illegal activities, you will be caught.

“The police were excellent in the way they related to students and I would like to publicly thank Sergeant Wood and her team for the outstanding work they did during the day.”