Poppy wreaths to commemorate First World War

So proud – Scarlett Chamberlin and Dillon Greensmith by the First World War memorial which Scarlett designed and the school made. Dillon brought in his great, great grandfather’s medal from the Great War

So proud – Scarlett Chamberlin and Dillon Greensmith by the First World War memorial which Scarlett designed and the school made. Dillon brought in his great, great grandfather’s medal from the Great War

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STUDENTS at a Thundersley school created poppywreaths to help commemorate the First WorldWar.

Robert Drake Primary School, in Church Road, held a commemorative day last month in order to raise awareness of the First World War.

Every student wrote a poem about poppies and a class winner was chosen.

Those children were then given the honour of planting the poppy seeds in a specially-designed planter.

The children also designed a memorial as part of a design technology project and they also took part in a workshop based on the First World War about what it meant to be a soldier on the front line.

Year 6 teacher, Linda Rawling, who organised the event, said: “All of the teachers have said that the children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in all of the activities.

“It has really raised children’s awareness of this significant event in our history.”

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11:04am Wed 23 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

This is great. For once, our own children being taught their own history without it being sanitised or distorted with apologism.

This war was probably the most cataclysmic of all time, for the sheer destruction on a massive scale and should never ever be forgotten..

I have made a commemorative table in my home with my grandad's pictures in WWI uniform, flags and candles.

I find it quite moving that 100 years later, these children - and others hopefully - will be remembering those who fought and died or were maimed for life and suffered until the end of their lives because of this dreadful, disastrous conflict.

Although I often look around and wonder why they went through such hell to have modern day politicians blindly hand over lock stock and barrel, everything they fought for, to a foreign power under the guise of unity and cohesion, when all it really is about is more power to a minority of unelected commission members.
This is great. For once, our own children being taught their own history without it being sanitised or distorted with apologism. This war was probably the most cataclysmic of all time, for the sheer destruction on a massive scale and should never ever be forgotten.. I have made a commemorative table in my home with my grandad's pictures in WWI uniform, flags and candles. I find it quite moving that 100 years later, these children - and others hopefully - will be remembering those who fought and died or were maimed for life and suffered until the end of their lives because of this dreadful, disastrous conflict. Although I often look around and wonder why they went through such hell to have modern day politicians blindly hand over lock stock and barrel, everything they fought for, to a foreign power under the guise of unity and cohesion, when all it really is about is more power to a minority of unelected commission members. Kim Gandy
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