Redbridge school children of all faiths plant poppies in Clayhall Park

PUBLISHED: 18:31 17 November 2017 | UPDATED: 22:46 17 November 2017

Children from Parkhill Junior School planting poppies with councillors over Clayhall Park.

Children from Parkhill Junior School planting poppies with councillors over Clayhall Park.


Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and non-religious school children from Redbridge marked Remembrance Day together with poetry and poppy seeds.

Cllr Alan Weinberg handing out seeds for children to sow. Picture: Ken MearsCllr Alan Weinberg handing out seeds for children to sow. Picture: Ken Mears

Twenty eight children from Parkhill Junior School, aged nine and 10, sowed poppies in Clayhall Park on Monday.

They sowed the seeds near the Tea Parlour and signposted them with wooden stands representing the wide range of faith symbols of Britain’s fallen soldiers.

Ten children then read poems aloud to an audience which included Conservative councillors Robert Cole and Alan Weinberg and Clayhall residents.

Pranav Bhanot, an event organiser with Clayhall Conservative Action team, said: “We are all aware that Redbridge is a multicultural area and it is a very important part of being British to remember the dead who sacrificed their lives for us.

“While English was not the first language for some it was clear that everyone showed a belief in the importance of remembrance.”

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