Crafty creations add to poppy tribute
MAXONIANS have been getting crafty as part of Remembrance Sunday.
Students at Tytherington School created their own poppies from bottle tops, while a team of knitters crafted dozens of poppies in aid of the Poppy Appeal.
Students at Tytherington School made the poppies during their art lessons, which were then ‘planted’ in the school field.
Headteacher Manny Botwe said students also took part in a two minutes silence at school and laid wreaths at cenotaphs in Bollington and Macclesfield at the weekend.
He said: “We wanted to put together a crosscurricular project that helped the whole school to collectively reflect on the sacrifices made so that we can enjoy freedom. Our many cadets were also invited to wear their cadet uniform on Friday. It has been great to see hundreds of students take part in the project.”
Jayne Speakman, who runs Crafty Corner on Mill Street, created a poppy window display.
She said: “As two of my brothers were in the army I count myself lucky that they both returned unharmed. Many families past and present have not been as lucky and we should not forget the fallen.”
The poppies were created by the community voluntary group Serenity, which regularly meets at Crafty Corner.
Students from Tytherington School with their poppies
Veterans Brian Painter and his father John Painter at the Macclesfield Remembrance Service
The ceremony at Gawsworth, showing Rector Bishop William Pwaisiho and 1st Gawsworth St James Scouts