School’s poignant tribute to fallen war heroes

from left, Billy Evans, 12, Ryan Higginson, 12, Liam McLoughlin, 12 and Nathan McMillan, 11 from Wennington Hall School who have put poppies around the school for remembrance day
from left, Billy Evans, 12, Ryan Higginson, 12, Liam McLoughlin, 12 and Nathan McMillan, 11 from Wennington Hall School who have put poppies around the school for remembrance day

The stunning display of poppies at the Tower of London was replicated at Wennington Hall School this week as part of the school’s work to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Both the boys and staff had the opportunity to produce their own individual poppy made from moulded acrylic and mild steel.

The activity was part of a cross curricular project, marking the centenary of the start of the First World War.

This was a lead up to the Remembrance Day Service honouring those who lost their lives in conflict.

The poppies have been used to produce a beautiful display outside the main entrance.

This year is particularly poignant as the school commemorated the sacrifice made by six local men, including Leonard Thompson, who worked at Wennington Hall for seven years before his life ended fighting in France.