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Armistice 100: Handmade poppy garden unveiled at Manor Park primary school

PUBLISHED: 15:57 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:57 13 November 2018

Children celebrating the opening of their Armistice 100 poppy garden in the grounds of Dersingham Primary School.

Children celebrating the opening of their Armistice 100 poppy garden in the grounds of Dersingham Primary School.

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Pupils in Manor Park unveiled a garden of handmade poppies on Monday to mark a century since the end of the First World War.

The children from Dersingham Primary School, in Dersingham Avenue, sculpted about 1,000 plastic flowers to remember those killed in the war.

“Many children spent their lunchtimes making them,” said learning support coordinator Clair Clements, who organised the display with headteacher Lando Du Plooy.

“We had parents coming in their own times to help out. It’s a really great community event.”

Pensioners from the nearby retirement home were invited to garden’s grand opening, which took place between 3pm and 3.30pm.

Poppy displays have been put up around the nation to commemorate Armistice Day on November 11 1918.

The symbols of remembrance are inspired by the 1915 poem In Flanders Fields, which described poppies blooming in the battle-scarred Belgian countryside.

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