Poppy tribute to mark war’s end

St Paul's RCVA Primary School is working on a poppy display to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
St Paul's RCVA Primary School is working on a poppy display to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Pupils at Alnwick’s St Paul’s RCVA Primary School are planning to create a dramatic cascade of poppies, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The youngsters are inviting their school and parish community to join them in making poppies for the display.

The eye-catching feature will be exhibited outside the school in November and will visible from South Road.

The students were inspired by a poppy display seen at the parish church in Aberlady, Scotland.

The children involved in the project have been working together and improving their social, knitting and craft skills during some breakfast club and break times.

They have also been attending the after-school Craft Club, where they have been working on the poppy masterpiece.

Knitting patterns for poppies are available from the school and St Paul’s Parish Church. The children have asked for donations of red and black wool and felt and would like to thank everyone who has already donated, with special thanks to the Wool Shop, Alnwick.

Any funds raised will go to the RoyalBritish Legion.