Portsmouth school commemorates Armistice with ‘wave of poppies’ – Remembrance Day 2018
NEIL FATKIN|AIWA! NO!|CHILDREN at St Jude’s Church of England Primary school have made more than 1,000 poppies to commemorate Armistice Day. All the poppies were then used to create a ‘poppy wave’ to commemorate all those who lost their lives in the First World War.
Acting Headteacher, Izzy Lewis, said: ‘We expected to get 420 poppies as this is how many children we have at the school. In the end we have a total of 1256 poppies which make up the wave.
It became a real community even with grandparents, parents and even former pupils getting involved.’ Near Portsmouth’s naval base, and with one in ten children from service families, Ms Lewis feels the commemoration is particularly pertinent for St Jude’s.