Learner Commemorates D-Day Anniversary

Posted: 06/06/2019


This week marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings in 1944. In commemoration, college learner and military history enthusiast Hunter Ayling delivered a presentation to his peers at the Toynton Campus.

During a group tutorial he gave an overview of the landings and insights into this historic event. Hunter worked both independently and alongside his Progress Coach to develop a PowerPoint and quiz. Progress coaches are members of staff who stay with learners throughout their time at college. They support learners socially and emotionally to ensure that they are making personal and academic progress. As part of the presentation Hunter also produced colouring sheets.

Hunter extremely proud of the work he produced and rightly so.

“Military is my specialist subject and I like to share my knowledge with everyone. June the 6th is an important day to learn about D-Day because it’s the 75th anniversary. It is when the allies invaded northern France to save Europe from Nazi occupation. It was the ultimate sacrifice from our troops. I wanted to do a history presentation, and my progress coach had the idea of making it into a quiz. The D-Day landings are an important thing to remember and I wanted to help younger people and my friends at college to learn about it.”


College Principal, Martin Shelton says:

“This is a fantastic piece of work and really helps us appreciate the courage and sacrifice shown by so many. I watched BBC Breakfast this morning which had a special feature from Portsmouth about the 75 year celebration. Hunter’s powerpoint was even more informative that the BBC! Well done Hunter!”

Here are the slides for Hunter’s quiz presentation or you can download it by clicking here.

Find the quiz answers here. Hunter’s D Day Quiz Answers

Thank you and well done Hunter for paying tribute to the ultimate sacrifice made by the soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day 75 years ago.

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