Pupils’ poppy project

Middleton Guardian - - ARMISTICE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL -

CHIL­DREN at St Peter’s RC in Mid­dle­ton have car­ried out a Re­mem­brance project for the Ar­mistice cen­te­nary.

The pupils col­lected 1,000 plas­tic bot­tles and cre­ated pop­pies - one to rep­re­sent each sol­dier from the 6th bat­tal­ion of the Lan­cashire Fusiliers who left from Mid­dle­ton and the sur­round­ing ar­eas to fight in the war.

All of the chil­dren within school par­tic­i­pated in the project. Year Two and Six classes visit the ceno­taph an­nu­ally to mark Re­mem­brance Day with other mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

Each bot­tle was cut into a flower and shaped over a can­dle be­fore chil­dren painted them. .

The dis­play will re­main up through­out Novem­ber.

Po­ems have also been writ­ten by Year Five chil­dren as a re­sponse to lessons on the First World War and the role of soldiers in de­fend­ing the coun­try.

There are a few of these dis­played along­side the plas­tic bot­tle pop­pies so they can be read by par­ents and chil­dren out­side school.

The pop­pies made by chil­dren from St Peter’s R.C. Pri­mary

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