Wirral Met students have been taking part in activities across the local community such as Remembrance Day. The involvement of students at these important occasions provides them with valuable opportunities to build their confidence, skills and experience as well as learn about the history.
Hannah Kelly, who has recently graduated from Wirral Met and the University of Chester with a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree, exhibited her horse sculpture in Birkenhead Town Hall, as part of Remembrance Sunday commemorations.
The ghostly white horse, which has been made from paper, commemorates animals killed and is a reminder of the fragility of all lives lost during conflict.
Meanwhile, Wirral Met College’s catering and hospitality students were developing their skills and experience whilst preparing and serving afternoon tea at Birkenhead Town Hall to commemorate the end of the Great War and the life and works of war poet and soldier Wilfred Owen. The event was organised by the Wirral Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Wirral Met College.
Guests from local community groups and residential homes were invited to attend and, alongside catering students, the College’s health and social care students were on hand to welcome the guests, show them to their seats and support them during the afternoon. This event included a welcome and brief address from Dame Patricia Routledge and Councillor Geoffrey Watt, Mayor of Wirral.
Afternoon tea was served by Wirral Met hospitality and catering students and the entertainment was provided by members of the Birkenhead Operatic Society who performed songs from this era. Following on from the afternoon tea, Wirral Met are working in collaboration with Birkenhead‘s Business Improvement District team in their Gift of Christmas campaign to light up Birkenhead.
Students will be giving a helping hand on Friday, November 23, with media students getting involved in some filming and handing out Christmas cards that may contain an early Christmas gift for visitors. The students are gaining invaluable work experience during these events to help them with future jobs or apprenticeships whilst also helping in the local community.