Melbourn students involved in World War I ceremony in France

Pupils from Melbourn Village College

Pupils from Melbourn Village College - Credit: Archant

A rose grown to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I will be planted by students at a school after it was brought back from its naming ceremony in France.

A Peace Rose that was created to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I credit: AS Fl

A Peace Rose that was created to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I credit: AS Flament-Région Picardie - Credit: Archant

A Rose of Peace will be planted next month in the grounds of Melbourn Village College following a naming ceremony last week for the new variety in the Picardy region of France, which involved eight Year 8 students and two members of staff from the college.

The group were invited to France during half-term by the Regional Council of Picardy, which organised and funded the trip in conjunction with the Orchestre de Picardie.

Student Jenna Thomas-Warren said: “I really enjoyed the opportunity of going on this amazing French trip.”


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