College to honour students with garden of remembrance

PUBLISHED: 09:07 04 August 2015 | UPDATED: 09:07 04 August 2015

Remembrance Day Poppy on wooden cross

Remembrance Day Poppy on wooden cross

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A memorial garden to former students who died in battle is being built at Exmouth Community College.

The project, on land behind the office of the deputy principal at the Gipsy Lane site, is the brainchild of students who have raised the cash to fund the garden. This week, the town council gave its seal of approval and rubberstamped a £1,000 grant to help towards the project.

A memorial will bear the names of all Exmouth residents who died in the Great War. The garden will also honour students of the old grammar school and Exmouth Community College who died in World War Two and in Afghanistan.

The garden will be used as an outdoor classroom for interactive history lessons and will include two special garden benches, made by students, one of which will encircle a large tree.

College principal Mr Tony Alexander (pictured) said: “The memorial will record, in tablets of slate, the initials and names of every man who fell in the Great War.”

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