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Poppy Garden of Remembrance

Students in Year 7 and Year 8 have been busy last term making free standing poppies. The poppies stand two feet or so high and are of a high quality.

On November 11th, Remembrance Day, the poppies will be planted on the bank overlooking the sports’ pitches by year 7 students on the morning of November 11th. Once planted ribbons will be tied to all and every poppy as a mark of Remembrance.

The garden will remain in situ during the day but will be dismantled during lessons 7 and 8, from 2.30pm.

Parents and friends are most welcome to attend the planting of the poppies and the ribbon attachment during lesson 1 on Friday or to come and view the splendid display during the day from 9.30am until 2.30pm.

The Poppy Display

The 565 poppies created by year 7 and year 8 students were panted on Thursday afternoon in readiness for Remembrance Day on the bank overlooking the sports’ field.

On Remembrance Day lesson 1 year 7s attended a special service whereby each student wrapped a ribbon around a poppy. The 565 poppies match the 565 servicemen on the Main Borough Memorial.

After a prayer and a moment for reflection the ceremony concluded.