Pupils’ poppy project
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