Poignant poppy tribute installed at Feniton Primary School

The Remembrance display at Feniton Primary School. Photo: Emma Mullenger

The Remembrance display at Feniton Primary School. Photo: Emma Mullenger - Credit: Archant

Feniton has dressed its outside area with a poignant display of poppies commemorating the fallen soldier of World War One.

The initiative was cooked up by mums Emma Mullenger and Charlotte Guyen, who approached the school to see if a tribute could be created.

From there, pupils were asked to collect plastic bottle bottoms, which were painted red to look like poppies and fastened to the gates outside the school.

Emma said: “Feniton Primary School was very keen to get involved.

“The schoolchildren will be singing old war songs and bringing in stories about their relatives who were in World War One in their Remembrance service being held next week.

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“The parents and community have been so positive and supportive.”

The Executive Headteacher Colin Butler said: “Thank you to the parents and children who organised and constructed the stunning poppy installation at the front of the school. It reminds our pupils and the wider community of the significance of Remembrance Day and is also a symbol for hope and peace for the future.

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“The poppies are a thought-provoking piece of art which has attracted a great deal of positive feedback.”

Armistice Day is on November 11 and marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, in 1918.

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