Using different artistic techniques, the children of The Parkgate Academy, New Ollerton, created a river of red poppies for the 100 years commemoration of the end of World War I. Each child, right across school, had the opportunity to hand-craft a unique poppy.
The Academy’s river of poppies linked up with similar projects in the Ollerton community resulting in an outstanding visual extravaganza of poppies. This project was made possible by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Commendation funding and the support of County Councillor Mike Pringle, the PTA and staff. County Councillor Mike Pringle said: “The remembrance day involvement and work effort created by a few, spread across our town and surrounding villages, nothing can highlight this more than the creative involvement of the pupils and teachers at the Parkgate Academy, who proved, once again, to be a community force we should all be very proud of, I know I am.”
In addition, the children hosted a service of remembrance in school for parents and grandparents on 9th November. This celebration of the end of World War I included some poignant readings taken from the poetry of Wilfred Owen as well as songs performed by the school choir and pupils of Key Stage 2.