Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.
At Stannington Infant School we have raised money for the appeal each year by selling poppies.
In 2009 we sold poppies to both adults and children in aid of the poppy appeal and bought a wreath to be laid at the memorial in Stannington on 8 November 2009.
The children were asked if they would like to draw a picture to be the centrepiece of the wreath. All the drawings were so good we found it very difficult to choose one to place in the centre. We displayed the drawings in school for everyone to enjoy.
To support the centenary commemoration of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 our children and families created a special display of poppies In school we looked at the very impressive installation of ceramic poppies created by artist, Paul Cummins, which are currently ‘planted’ in the moat at the Tower of London.
We asked our children and families to create a single poppy in any material; we had paper, card, fabric, crochet, clay and even Hama beads. They were very creative and we have a wonderful display in school.