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Remembrance Day 2015

Students have created their own lasting memorial to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.

Children at Wallsend Jubilee Primary School have turned one wall in their school hall into a field of poppies.They took inspiration after Year 6 students visited the Weeping Window exhibition, featuring thousands of ceramic poppies, at the Woodhorn Museum, near Ashington. Each student at the school has created a poppy which has been placed on the wall – and will remain in place for the next three years until the centenary of the end of the First World War. Plans are in place to build on the exhibition with pupils invited to bring in photographs or letters from family members who fought in the war. Mrs Bryson, Behaviour, Guidance and Support Assistant said: “Everything will be personal to the students and the school. The visit to Woodhorn was very moving. When they returned, the children were keen to make their own display.” Families were invited to the school on November 11, to create their own family poppy and the full school observed a two minute silence at 11am.

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