Chadwell pupils create their own sea of red at school for Remembrance Day

Chadwell Primary School, pupils have put up a sea of poppies to commemorate WW1.

Chadwell Primary School, pupils have put up a sea of poppies to commemorate WW1. - Credit: Archant

To commemorate those who have fought in wars for our country one group of students came up with their own creative idea.

The 16 pupils Chadwell Primary School’s council decided that everyone should be able to design their own poppy at one of their regular organised meetings.

Every student at the school was given a template to colour in which was then laminated and stuck to the fence around the school.

Around 500 bespoke poppy designs decorated Chadwell Primary in High Road, Chadwell Heath, over Remembrance Day and for more than a week afterwards.

Annie O’Kane, the school’s business manager, said: “They wanted to make sure every pupil had the chance to design their own poppy to support the British Legion.

“It took a lot of effort and we are really pleased that the children wanted to commemorate Remembrance Day in this way.”

The council is organised and led by the students while they are guided by teacher, Allison Pearson.

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They came up with the idea to create the sea of poppies reminiscent of the recent exhibition at the Tower of London while Mrs Pearson helped them put their plan into action.

The school also made an effort to sell poppies to raise money for the British Legion in the run up to Armistice Day while also learning about it in their classes.