King’s School students make 500 poppies for commemorative World War One display
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Hundreds of handmade poppies made by The King’s School will be on display this weekend to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Staff and students have created more than 500 clay flowers to go on show in the parish church.
Visitors will be able to see the poppies from today (Friday) until Monday.
The poppies will also act as a backdrop during the parish church Songs that won the war’ concert on Saturday and Remembrance Sunday service.
Christian Allan, head of expressive arts, at the school said: “The children have really enjoyed making the poppies and it’s been lovely to see them engaged and excited about the project. They look fantastic and I’m really proud of all the students’ hard work.”
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The poppies will be brought back to school and sold to raise money for The Royal British Legion and the expressive arts ‘Arts in School Fund.
Headteacher Rob Gammon, said: “In this centenary year, the installation of poppies will is an integral part of the school’s wider remembrance activities that will include assemblies, a 2-minute silence and the laying of wreaths.
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“I am delighted that we have been able to work with the local community to ensure that there is a powerful and thought provoking act of remembrance for students and staff at the school.”