Royston schoolchildren plant a ‘ribbon of poppies’ for First World War soldiers

Year 4 children at Tannery Drift planting their poppies. Picture: Tannery Drift

Year 4 children at Tannery Drift planting their poppies. Picture: Tannery Drift - Credit: Archant

During their weekly enrichment lessons Year 4 children at Tannery Drift First School have been reminding themselves about the significance of Armistice Day and have joined a national scheme to plant a ‘ribbon of poppies’ across the country.

During their weekly enrichment lessons Year 4 children at Tannery Drift First School have been reminding themselves about the significance of Armistice Day and have joined a national scheme to plant a ‘ribbon of poppies’ across the country.

The project, which launched in September, aims to create a living legacy to those who lost their lives in the First World War.

It is hoped the poppies will bloom next year as part of the 100th anniversary of the end of the war .

Pupil Holly Cobb said: “We wanted to plant poppies all around the school so that we can remember everybody who helped us.”


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And fellow pupil Eliot Willmott added: “This is a nice way to help us to remember everybody who died in the war.”

The children are now looking forward to seeing this living memorial bloom next spring.

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