Forth Valley College students ensure Remembrance Day will be set in stone

Over 100 students at Forth Valley College (FVC) have been working hard to create poppy stones to mark Remembrance Day and hopefully raise a ton of cash for the Poppy Scotland charity.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 7:40 am

Students from the workstart and lifestart courses, along with school link courses in Falkirk – backed by some ACE and pathfinders learners – have been staying busy painting poppies on stones over the last few days, with some adding initials of friends and relatives who have served in the forces and will displaying them near all three FVC campuses to mark Remembrance Day on Wednesday.

They hope their fellow students and FVC staff will make a donation online to acknowledge their artistic works and the importance of the cause.

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More than 100 Forth Valley College students have created Poppy Rocks and mark Remembrance Day on Wednesday November 11 and raise money for Poppy Scotland.

Jackie Innes, FVC’s operations manager for business and communities, said: “Having initially seen the idea for Poppy Stones on Facebook, I thought it would be a great idea for our students to get involved within their Art/Enterprise classes.

“Due to the current Covid pandemic, Poppy Scotland are unable to sell and collect donations on the same scale as they have in previous years, hopefully with our

students getting involved in this way, our displays on each campus will encourage staff and students to make a small donation for a very worthwhile cause.

“I would like to thank all students and staff that have been involved, I have been delighted with the engagement is this idea and really impressed by the creativity and

More than 100 Forth Valley College students have created Poppy Rocks and mark Remembrance Day on Wednesday November 11 and raise money for Poppy Scotland.

talent our students and staff have shown.”

Visit www.poppyscotland.org.uk for more information.

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