KIDS DE­SIGN TRIBUTE STONES

Look out for re­mem­brance rocks:

Bangor Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Gareth W. Wil­liams

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

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