05 November 2018

Coleshill remembers WW1 – Weeping Poppies

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of WW1, students from The Coleshill School have made a Weeping Poppy’ display at the war memorial at Coleshill Parish Church.

Working with Simon Toon from Coleshill Remembers WW1, students made 140 ceramic poppies, representing one for each fallen serviceman from Coleshill in WW1.

Simon Toon said:

The ceramic poppies have been completed thanks to the very hard work of the Art Department at the Coleshill School and the students, and also sponsorship by Aldi stores.”

Georgie Pudge, art technician, said:

This has been a fantastic community project.  The students have enjoyed taking part and the whole community can enjoy the weeping poppy display whilst remembering the fallen heroes from Coleshill in WW1.”

This Friday (9 November) the Coleshill School will holdRemembrance assembly featuring students, staff and local dignitaries. The school always commemorates the ‘lost boys’ from the Coleshill School and this year it is even more special as the school is commemorating 100th anniversary of WW1.  Students have made poppies and doves to give to the relatives of the fallen who are attending.