Hadrian Academy poppy display

Hadrian Academy poppies
Hadrian Academy poppies
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Hadrian Academy pupils made poppies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

On Remembrance Day the poppies were on display at the front of the school.

Headteacher, Mrs Ingham, said: “In this year of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, the children throughout the school have been learning the important message that we should never forget the lives of those that gave so much so that we can live with the freedoms that we enjoy so much.

“Each child made a poppy which they planted individually. Some of the children in year 2 created the crosses from their individual poppies and the children in years 5 and 6 recreated the school logo from their poppies.

“At 11 o’clock the whole school gathered and listened to the last post via radio 4 and stood in two minutes silence. The atmosphere was reflective and poignant.”

Dawn Leete’s son goes to the academy, she said: “I think this event showed the children how to understand the effect that the war has had on our country.

“So many traditions are forgotten these days its lovely to see this one still gets the respect it deserves.”