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Planting Poppies to Remember the Fallen

Thursday, 08 May 2014

The Environmental Club and the History Club have joined together to plant poppy seeds in memory of those soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War.

The girls have planted Flanders Poppies and RHS Countryfile Poppy Seed mixture, to give variety. Sowing the seeds now means that the flowers will come through in July. The seeds were sown along the side of the netball courts, and the girls sprinkled the poppy seeds with an action described as 'putting salt on your chips'.

History Club members Santina Hundel from Year 7 and Jessica Hindley from Year 8 commented, “After the First World War, poppies grew on the desolate battlefields, so by planting these today we can remember all those soldiers that died for us so that we can live the lives that we do today. We should not forget them.”

Emily Man from Year 9, who is in the Environmental Club, noted that the poppies will be mroe than just a memorial: “As well as giving colour to the environment, we are planting the seeds for the bees, who need all the help they can get at the moment.”

The girls from both clubs are now looking forward to seeing their poppies grow and blossom in the coming months.

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Members of the Environmental Club and the History Club sew the Flanders Poppy seeds

Members of the Environmental Club and the History Club sew the Flanders Poppy seeds