Final touches to ceramic display
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.