Saltburn Learning Campus is celebrating the award of 10 silhouettes funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust as part of their ‘There But Not There’ campaign.
Huntcliff School initially applied for silhouettes and decided to utilise them as part of an event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. A number of activities will take place on Friday, 9th November and in the weeks building up to the event around the theme of Remembrance for Secondary School students.
Saltburn Primary School as well as a range of local community groups shared the enthusiasm of Huntcliff which has led to the large community event to be held at Saltburn Learning Campus, Marske Mill Road, TS12 1HJ on Friday, 9th November from 4.30pm onwards.
The event will include: displays of student models of First World War trenches, use of the silhouettes, relevant memorabilia and books, a poppy arch (with anyone who wishes to contribute a poppy in remembrance), colouring activities and a treasure hunt for younger children, cards for messages in memory of soldiers killed in the Great War as well as relevant stalls and displays by local community groups.
From 5.15pm, a more formal Remembrance event will be held in the Main Hall with readings, information from local Historians about Saltburn during WWI, poetry and a silence for reflection.
The award of silhouettes was made under the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme, which makes awards to bring communities together to remember; and to think about the Armed Forces today. Entry to the event is free but visitors are encouraged to make donations to the Royal British Legion and / or SSAFA.
The Remembrance Event also coincides with an award of 64 saplings from the Tree Appeal, so that this autumn a tree can be planted in the grounds of Saltburn Learning Campus in memory of every First World War soldier mentioned on Saltburn War Memorial.
Hannah Mohon, Head of Humanities at Huntcliff School, who applied for the grants said, “The planned event is a fitting way to mark the milestone of the centenary of the end of World War I, while the tree planting will provide a more permanent reminder of the sacrifice made by those men of Saltburn who gave their lives. It reflects the determination of the local community that ‘We will remember them'”.
Anybody who is interested in contributing to the event or would like to receive further information is encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org and mark the email for the attention of Miss Mohon. Donations of handmade poppies for the poppy arch can be left at the reception desk at Saltburn Learning Campus.