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‘River of red’ in Seven Kings to remember soldiers in the First World War

PUBLISHED: 11:30 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 12 November 2018

The river of red project was inspired by the Tower of London's tribute in 2014. Picture: Paul Norris

The river of red project was inspired by the Tower of London's tribute in 2014. Picture: Paul Norris

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To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, pupils in Seven Kings installed more than 1,000 handmade poppies at the front of their school.

Students made more than 1,000 poppies. Picture: Paul NorrisStudents made more than 1,000 poppies. Picture: Paul Norris

Students at The Palmer Catholic Academy, Aldborough Road South, were inspired by the “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” installation at the Tower of London in 2014 and decided to make their own version.

Deputy headteacher, Paul Norris said: “Students embarked on making their own ceramic poppies during specially themed lessons on this year’s Royal British Legion’s theme saying thank you’ to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

“Every student in Year’s 7-10 made their own ceramic poppies.

“The result is over 1000 poppies which make up a river of red on the front lawn of the Academy. “

Mr Norris said the poppies were the culmination of a wider project where all students focused across the curriculum on how we continue to remember the many sacrifices made by so many soldiers across so many countries.

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