As part of our Remembrance Day activities, Upper School pupils created this wonderful art installation for the school entrance and garden. The poppies are made from recycled plastic bottles which have been carefully painted.
Sia (Year 6) has written this report:
At Lyonsdown School we are always proud to remember those who sacrificed their lives in the war effort. Every year at 11am on Remembrance Day we hold a minutes silence and pupils in Year 6 visit the war memorial in Barnet to place a poppy wreath.
This year we have been unable to visit the memorial as planned. We did not however, want to miss marking this special occasion so we have created our own sustainable poppies. Once of our teachers kindly melted some plastic bottles to create flower templates. Next, we painted them with reds and oranges to make them as realistic as possible. They now adorn our school garden and front door to make a beautiful, eye-catching display.
One Year 6 pupil said, “It was a fun art lesson,” and another said, “We felt proud making these poppies because we know they’re for people who deserve them.”