Rodings Primary School marks end of First Word War with poppy display

PUBLISHED: 08:48 19 November 2018 | UPDATED: 08:54 19 November 2018

Poppies old and new at Rodings Primary School. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Poppies old and new at Rodings Primary School. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Four years ago, pupils at Rodings Primary School made a poppy to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, and this month they were at it again.

In lead up to the centenary of Armistice Day, each student created their own poppy, with about 500 poppies, old and new, now on display in the school’s entrance hall.

Poems written by the students are also on show and the school held a remembrance service.

Head teacher Colin Raraty said: “The impact of the display has really taken visitors aback and they have commented on the power of seeing so many poppies in one place. At Rodings, we have a core value of respect and filling our entrance hall with poppies and poetry was our way of showing the ultimate respect to those who sacrificed their lives.”

The display will remain until the school’s Christmas fayre

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