Crafty cre­ations add to poppy trib­ute

Macclesfield Express - - REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY -

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

Pic: Alan Bard­s­ley

The cer­e­mony at Gawsworth, show­ing Rec­tor Bishop Wil­liam Pwaisiho and 1st Gawsworth St James Scouts

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