Poppy trib­ute by pupils

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Pupils with the school dis­play at St John’s Acad­emy Pupils at a Perth school have been re­mem­ber­ing those who lost their lives dur­ing World War I this week.

Chil­dren from pri­mary seven up­wards at St John’s RC Acad­emy have been mark­ing the cen­te­nary of the ar­mistice by cre­at­ing a mag­nif­i­cent dis­play of over 700 pop­pies in the school.

Each poppy has the name and the rank of an in­di­vid­ual sol­dier who lost their life dur­ing the con­flict be­tween 1914 and 1918. All in all, 726 Perthshire sol­diers are re­mem­bered on the school’s dis­play.

Will Miller, a tech­ni­cian at the school who has been help­ing with the me­mo­rial, said: “In our own lo­cal area of Perthshire, thou­sands of men signed up in the flurry of war with a sense of ex­cite­ment and duty. We wish to com­mem­o­rate their val­our with this dis­play.

“Each cross has been in­scribed by a pupil to rep­re­sent an in­di­vid­ual sol­dier who lost their life in the Great War.

“We may know them only by name and rank how­ever, we re­spect­fully ac­knowl­edge their im­por­tance as some­one’s son, brother, un­cle or fa­ther.”

In mem­ory

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