Our children have joined together to create an amazing permanent memorial to mark the centenary of the end of World War I (Armistice Day).
Each child made a clay poppy (around the size of a standard poppy and in many ways a miniature version of those that were displayed at the Tower of London). The poppies were fired, painted and varnished. They came together to form a spectacular larger poppy, to be permanently displayed in the school. The centre of the poppy was created through making miniature clay poppies and painting them black. This is surrounded by four petals (each containing around 100 standard size clay poppies.)
The art work was revealed at the end of our special assembly on Friday 9th November. Mr Jones and Mr Oswin led the assembly, Mrs Loukes rounded the assembly off by playing The Last Post and observing a minute’s silence.
Our project had extra resonance for Mr Collenette, who gave a short but poignant speech during the assembly having served in the army for ten years, which included the Falklands war.