Students create their own field of poppies

Sophie Stout at the Wallsend Jubilee Primary school's display of poppies.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Sophie Stout at the Wallsend Jubilee Primary school's display of poppies.'Picture by Jane Coltman

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Students have created their own lasting memorial to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.

Children at Wallsend Jubilee Memorial School have turned one wall in their school hall into a field of poppies.

Wallsend Jubilee Primary with their display of poppies.'Ryan Conway, Lewis Stoker and Lewis Thompson'Picture by Jane Coltman

Wallsend Jubilee Primary with their display of poppies.'Ryan Conway, Lewis Stoker and Lewis Thompson'Picture by Jane Coltman

They took inspiration after Year 6 students visited the Weeping Window exhibition, featuring thousands of ceramic poppies, at the Woodhorn Museum, near Ashington.

Each student at the school has created a poppy which has been placed on the wall – and will remain in place for the next three years until the centenary of the end of the First World War.

And plans are in place to build on the exhibition with pupils invited to bring in photographs or letters from family members who fought in the war.

Teacher Lorraine Bryson said: “Everything will be personal to the students and the school.

Wallsend Jubilee Primary with their display of poppies.'Pupils and teachers Lorraine Bryson and Rebecca Shorey.'Picture by Jane Coltman

Wallsend Jubilee Primary with their display of poppies.'Pupils and teachers Lorraine Bryson and Rebecca Shorey.'Picture by Jane Coltman

“The visit to Woodhorn was very moving. When they returned, the children were keen to make their own display.”

Families are being invited to the school on November 11, to help create their own family poppy ahead of a two minutes silence at 11am.