Poppy tribute by pupils
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.”