KIDS DESIGN TRIBUTE STONES
Look out for remembrance rocks:
COMMUNITIES across Anglesey will this weekend mark the ultimate sacrifice made by those killed in war.
But nowhere will it be marked more strongly that Holyhead, where youngsters have been getting into the spirit.
Jeff Evans, a former county councillor, was inspired by an idea he witnessed in his native Rhondda, where creative paintings and drawings being placed on rocks, stones and pebbles before being placed and hidden anywhere and everywhere.
He told the Mail: “I saw one that was found on a branch of a tree that had a poppy painted upon it, and thought this was a wonderful way of commemorating Remembrance Day.
“As a result, I approached both Ysgol Cybi and County School, inviting them to be involved.
“Now, pupils from both schools have both painted 50 rocks each with their interpretations of poppies, and during the week leading up to Remembrance Day, 90 of these pebbles with poppy emblems will be left in various spots around Holyhead.
“This will mean the public can view, understand and remember the significance of the poppy and those who lost their lives.
“Whomever finds a rock can either keep it, or place it wherever they so wish for others to come across and view. Many people take a photo and share it on Facebook, indicating where it was found.
“On Sunday at the Cenotaph, both schools are providing a number of the poppy rocks to the British Legion who are to use them, placing them on the corners of flags before the unveiling of a tribute to Captain John Fox Russel VC.
“Another much larger rock, painted by myself, will be left at the Cenotaph.”
Children from Ysgol Cybi with their remembrance stones