The children of Clavering Primary School have been inspired by the poppy display at the Tower of London to produce their own ceramic poppies for display in the Friendship Garden at the school. The children spent a minute’s silence on Remembrance Day contemplating the significance of the poppy and thinking about the many people who have lost their lives fighting in wars over the past century.
The children took the minute’s silence very seriously. The poppy project has given them the chance to think more deeply about the impact of war and their research into family and community members lost in World War 1 gave the day particular meaning for the children.
The ceramic poppies will now be made available for families to purchase, with donations given to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. The school would also like to recognise the assistance of the art department at Saffron Walden County High School who fired the poppies in their kilns.