Scholarship winner makes poppies
MAKING poppies helps Year 6 Mt Hawthorn Primary School student Aaron Cutress remember the fallen of World War I.
He and others have been making poppies from cupcake cups at Anzac Cottage in Mt Hawthorn. Charity poppy sellers will be out in force until November 11, when the end of World War I and the casualties of all other wars are remembered.
“That was the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month when the sides agreed to stop fighting,” Aaron said.
This year he received a scholarship from Anzac Cottage because he showed the mateship attributes of assistance, helpfulness and caring for others that characterise the Anzac spirit.
Friends of Anzac Cottage secretary Anne Chapple said the poppies made at the cottage would be placed by residents to decorate crosses remembering fallen soldiers.
“A lot of them are community members who have dedicated the crosses to loved ones and some are for veterans from the Mt Hawthorn area they have researched,” she said
Kieran and Aaron Cutress and Elena Taylor have been making poppies.