Fi­nal touches to ceramic dis­play

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Year seven stu­dents at Ararat’s Mar­ian Col­lege will plant the last of more than 1000 ceramic Legacy pop­pies out­side Ararat RSL to­day.

The stu­dents have been mak­ing and plac­ing pop­pies at the RSL all year as part of a school art project com­mem­o­rat­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War.

The pop­pies will re­main at the RSL un­til Novem­ber 18, when mem­bers of the pub­lic can pur­chase them for $5 each.

The money raised from poppy sales will be do­nated to the Legacy foun­da­tion, which sup­ports Aus­tralian fam­i­lies af­ter the in­jury or death of a de­fence force mem­ber.

Mar­ian Col­lege’s Donna Wood said the project was ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of peo­ple from the Ararat area who served in the First World War.

“The com­mu­nity project has been adopted in year seven art classes and the stu­dents have gained much knowl­edge, em­pa­thy and un­der­stand­ing of those who went to war, some not much older than them­selves,” she said.

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