STAFF and students at Wiltshire College, Lackham have created a poignant display featuring more than 400 handmade poppies to mark Remembrance Day.

The display is in pride of place near the reception area of the Lackham campus and features military items borrowed from Uniformed Public Services Staff team, including a cam net and stretcher.

The poppy displays are at each of the College’s four campuses and is the brain child of Jane Davison, Head of Learning Resources.

She said: “I thought that it would be lovely to put displays together. I talked about it with my colleagues who were all keen to get involved and it’s been so wonderful to see staff and students come together to help make as many possible.

“I am also really proud of the LRC staff who took on this project as they all have completely different displays which are wonderful and poignant in their own way.

“The Learning Resources Centres aren’t only about books and resources, having projects such as this gets students involved and is an opportunity for us to engage with them and in this instance talk about why we mark Remembrance Day."

Gill Day, a library and learning resource assistant brought a pair of binoculars for the display

They belonged to her partners grandfather, Lieutenant Colonel H B Holt, from the Royal Munster Rifles who was injured in France during the First World War.

She said: “The theme has really engaged students wanting to learn more about Remembrance Day and we have had lots of positive feedback about the final display.”