Thurcroft children unveil poppy tribute

By David Parker | 09/11/2018

Thurcroft children unveil poppy tribute
Some of the children who made poppies are pictured with Thurcroft Infants School learning mentor Chris Nota (back left) and Willows School's head of art Inga Winson. 184547-1

SCHOOLCHILDREN and residents have been working together to make more than 1,000 ceramic poppies to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

A total of 244 pupils from Thurcroft Infant School and 117 from The Willows, Thurcroft, have made hundreds of clay poppies for a display at Thurcroft War Memorial on Armistice Day.

Inga Winson, head of art at The Willows, has been working with children to create the display and led a workshop with 79 residents making clay poppies to add to the display.

Mrs Winson said: “Our target was 1,000 poppies and, with the help from the community, we have managed to reach this.

“The artwork will be constructed over the next two weeks and will be displayed in time for Armistice Day.

“The response from Thurcroft residents was much better than expected. They worked as a team to make over 300 of the 1,000 poppies.”

The poppies will be on display until the school’s Christmas Fair when they will be sold to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. 

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