Stevenage schoolchildren design poppies for Remembrance Day

Back row L-R: Destiny, Phoebe and Millie, front row L-R: Gracie-Mae and Alex. Picture: Adam Kent

Back row L-R: Destiny, Phoebe and Millie, front row L-R: Gracie-Mae and Alex. Picture: Adam Kent - Credit: Archant

Children at the Giles Junior School in Stevenage have marked Remembrance Day by creating poppy artwork.

Back row L-R: Destiny, Phoebe and Millie, front row L-R: Gracie-Mae and Alex. Picture: Adam Kent

Back row L-R: Destiny, Phoebe and Millie, front row L-R: Gracie-Mae and Alex. Picture: Adam Kent - Credit: Archant

Different year groups made poppies in different ways, and came together on Monday mark the important day by sharing their work with one another

Millie, 10, said: "I really enjoyed making the poppies because it was a way of showing respect to soldiers.

"I think it is important that we remember them in different ways."

Organiser and Year 6 teacher Adam Kent added: "It was fantastic to see the school pull together to mark such an important date.

Back row L-R: Destiny, Phoebe and Millie, front row L-R: Gracie-Mae and Alex. Picture: Adam Kent

Back row L-R: Destiny, Phoebe and Millie, front row L-R: Gracie-Mae and Alex. Picture: Adam Kent - Credit: Archant


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"The children worked tirelessly to produce some incredible pieces of art and you can see how proud they are of them."

Nine-year-old Phoebe added: "I think it is important to take part in remembrance as we wouldn't have what we have now without the soldiers who fought."

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Remembrance events took place across Stevenage and North Herts on Sunday and Monday.

Children designed their own poppies and shared them to mark Remembrance Day. Picture: Adam Kent

Children designed their own poppies and shared them to mark Remembrance Day. Picture: Adam Kent - Credit: Archant

Children designed their own poppies and shared them to mark Remembrance Day. Picture: Adam Kent

Children designed their own poppies and shared them to mark Remembrance Day. Picture: Adam Kent - Credit: Archant

Children designed their own poppies and shared them to mark Remembrance Day. Picture: Adam Kent

Children designed their own poppies and shared them to mark Remembrance Day. Picture: Adam Kent - Credit: Archant

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