The Annual Service of Remembrance

This annual commemoration of Sir William Turner’s School old boys lost in conflict has continued uninterrupted since 1922.

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the customary Remembrance ceremony could not take place in 2020. Instead, students and staff of Redcar & Cleveland College arranged readings and wreath-laying at the bronze memorial in the Sir William Turner Lecture Theatre, while a small party commemorated at the Celtic cross now located at the corner of Locke Road and Corporation Road. The participants were Jason Faulkner (College Principal), Peter Chester (old boy and former Head of History), Cliff Hunt of the Cleveland Police Band, Eric Howden (British Legion) and Rev. Paul Peverell (old boy and Vicar of Great Ayton).

Both ceremonies were recorded by a College student, and an edited version can be viewed via this link:

An article also appeared in The Northern Echo newspaper:

Beauty Therapy grant

£1350 to the Beauty Therapy Department to purchase additional equipment that will enhance the students’ learning and training opportunities. 

Annual Reunion

The Old Coathamians’ Annual Reunion was held at the Waterwheel Inn, Liverton Mines in June. Over thirty Old Coathamians – students and staff - met to catch up on each other’s news.

Health Care grant

£8500 to Health Care, Social Care and Child Care students for a working visit to Romania in 2017. This is the 10th year of this programme and the Foundation Trustees regard it as the signature programme of Redcar & Cleveland College and its students.