Great Dunmow Primary students and staff create giant poppy display

PUBLISHED: 08:22 16 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:22 16 November 2018

Pupils and staff made a giant poppy, which could be seen from above. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Pupils and staff made a giant poppy, which could be seen from above. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Nearly 400 students and staff members at Great Dunmow Primary School formed a giant poppy, which could be seen from the skies, to finish a week of remembrance.

Great Dunmow Primary School pupils with the silhouette of a Tommy. Picture: CONTRIBUTEDGreat Dunmow Primary School pupils with the silhouette of a Tommy. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Leading up to the centenary of the First World War ending, children made remembrance stones to go in the reflection garden and pupils from both Great Dunmow Primary and Dunmow st Mary’s Primary performed Letter from the Trenches, a musical production.

Members of the school held pieces of card to make the poppy, and the aerial photo took five minutes to take.

Deputy head teacher Lisa waters said: “The children have deepened their knowledge and understanding of the conditions the soldiers endured and how their sacrifices allowed us to have the lives we have. They are all able to talk about the First World War with respect and empathy.”

A display shows information and photos of pupils’ ancestors who fought in the war.

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