School poppy display is stunning tribute

Published on: Tuesday, 10-November-2015

A stunning floral tribute created from handcrafted poppies has formed the centrepiece of one Knowsley school’s Remembrance Day.

Poppy DisplayPupils at Stockbridge Village Primary have been busy creating the flowers in art lessons and at lunchtime, or even at home with family, to put towards a huge display in the school’s atrium.

As well as the poppies, the school have been spending time thinking about those who served, or who are serving in conflict. On Wednesday (Armistice Day) a service will be held in school, led by the children themselves, and in the coming weeks a trip to see the poppy installation at St George’s Hall, Liverpool, is planned.

It is part of the school’s curriculum of promoting values of liberty and respect, British history and British values.

Head teacher Jill Albertina, said: “There are a number of children in our school who have family members who served or are currently serving in the forces, so Remembrance Day is particularly poignant to them.

“It’s also important to us as a school to think about those who fought for the liberty of the country and what Remembrance means to us all.

“The poppies that the children have created look absolutely fantastic, and they are all extremely proud of the work they have put into the display. Now we’re really looking forward to visiting St George’s Hall to see what they have created too.”

And here’s what the children had to say about the poppies they created:

“I enjoyed making the poppies in art club, I learnt lots of new skills and it was a good use of my time because it helped me remember the men and women who lost their lives for us.” - Runo

“It is important to remember because we all have friends and family who have fought in a war and they are very special to us.” - Leah

“It is important to remember the people who gave their lives for us, to show them respect because they risked their lives just for us. Our world would be different if they didn’t do that because we wouldn’t have freedom, peace or luxuries.” - William

“These people fought for us so that we could keep our freedom and if it wasn’t for them we might not be here today – I wear my poppy with pride. We want them to know Stockbridge Village respects them all.”  - Sam

“We are looking forward to leading the assembly on Wednesday and remembering all those who have died. We will show our respect in a two minute silence and will be proud of everyone who took part.” - Elise