School News 22nd November 2018
Staff and students made a remembrance tree covered with knitted poppies to commemorate 100 years since the end of WWI. Members of our community were invited to knit or crochet poppies for the tree and we were inundated with poppies which covered the whole tree trunk. They were knitted by near-by residents, parents, grandparents, church members, staff and many more.
Beneath the tree is a poppy field which is made of plastic poppies made by the children. They cut the bottoms from plastic bottles and painted them. These were then ‘planted’ in the ground using floristry wire. Finally, every child was given a wooden cross by the partner of one of our teaching assistants who currently serves in the military. Families were asked to provide the name of a family member/friend who served in WWI/WWII or other conflicts and these were then placed around the poppies.
On Friday afternoon, parents came in to school for a remembrance service which was presented by our HLTA, Nathalie Hetherington and based on the family members of the staff who served in WW1 and WWII. It was very moving.