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4,000 POPPIES: Kings Langley School creates powerful display to remember our fallen soldiers

 Published on: 16th November 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Kings Langley Secondary School has created a poignant display to remember our fallen heroes on Remembrance Sunday.

The school has displayed more than 4,000 thousand poppies outside the entrance to the school, placed by students themselves, to remember the soldiers lost during the World Wars and other military events.

Made out of acrylic using the school’s laser cutting facilities by the school’s Design and Technology department, the poppies placed in the ground by students and staff in the run up to Remembrance Sunday are part of a project which grows year on year.

A spokesperson for the school, said: “As a school we have continued in our efforts to ensure every child can be involved in this important date by ensuring each year every child and member of staff or visitor can plant a recycled acrylic poppy to grow our school poppy field.

“As this was a centenary year we wanted to achieve something special so we managed to plant over 4,000 poppies in our field this year and will continue to do this not only as a sign of remembrance but also to show the creativity of our students as the poppies have been made by our students and staff.

“We continue to educate around this event and many students last year wanted to learn more about the different coloured poppies and as such we have held tutor sessions to go through each of the meanings and this year introduced a variety of new coloured poppies to remember.”

The school invited KingsNews to place their own poppy and to take in the display which is not only a tribute to our fallen heroes but a display of the school’s diversity.

Students were offered the opportunity to plant either red, purple, black or white poppies, representing the diversity of remembrance.

With around 4,000 poppies placed this year, adding to those planted and created last year, the school is hoping this number will continue to grow year on year.

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