Miriam Lord pupils pay their respects with impressive display


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CAREFULLY CRAFTED: Different style poppies were created by each year group

CAREFULLY CRAFTED: Different style poppies were created by each year group

Pupil’s produce perfect poppies

Pupils at a Bradford primary school have been showing off their creative sides this month as they pay their respects to the fallen soldiers this Remembrance Day.

Miriam Lord Primary School must be in the running for the longest school memorial montage, with their 25ft poppy creation spanning the length of an entire corridor wall.

Every child in the school was involved in the making of the poppies which form a river of colour with different designs of the red and green symbols.

The imposing montage includes poppies made of papier mache, tissue paper, felt, paper, card and even egg boxes.

This is the first time the school has created a poppy wall - which is one of the Remembrance activities engaging pupils at the moment. The poppies were produced as a result of each class learning about the significance and effects of war.

SCHOOL TIME: The impressive memorial display is seen at Miriam Lord Primary School

SCHOOL TIME: The impressive memorial display is seen at Miriam Lord Primary School

The project was headed up by Year 6 teacher, Stef Deciacco, who then worked with Steven Young, Head of School, to create the display.

Mr Young said: “The children have been hearing about the significance of the poppy in lessons on Remembrance.  Making poppies was a creative way of getting the message across.

“We felt the poppy montage was a good way to display the children’s poppies.

Pupils and staff pass the montage every day, so it has also provided us with a poignant memorial to those who lost their lives in war and conflict and family and friends who have passed away.”

A Remembrance Assembly was held on Monday 7th November whilst and the school also observed the traditional two-minute silence on Friday 11th November for Armistice Day.

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