Custom House students’ unique Armistice contribution

Students added a series of values to the template of the eight-foot poppy at the heart of their scho

Students added a series of values to the template of the eight-foot poppy at the heart of their school Picture: Sarah Thorne - Credit: Archant

Like many of their colleagues across the borough, students at Royal Docks Community School put the poppy at the heart of activities to remember those who have died in war.

They took part in a whole school homework collecting the values and principles that their families stand for and incorporated them into a giant poppy.

Staff placed an eight-foot template of the distinctive flower as a centre piece for their display for their Armistice service.

Every member of the school then put a badge, on which they have written the three most important values and principles that their families stand for.

Wendy Bower, head teacher, said: “All throughout the morning today students and staff have filed through the rotunda to lay their values on the poppy. The atmosphere in the school has been quite magical as everyone has remembered the sacrifice made by so many and the values that we all share as a community school.”