Armistice 100: Keir Hardie Primary School pupils make poppy display from recycled bottles

PUBLISHED: 17:03 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 12 November 2018

Keir Hardie primary pupils in front of their display of poppies made from recycled bottles. Picture: Ken Mears

Keir Hardie primary pupils in front of their display of poppies made from recycled bottles. Picture: Ken Mears


Pupils at a school in Canning Town put an environmental spin on their Remembrance Day commemorations.

Students from Keir Hardie Primary School in Robertson Road spent two weeks creating poppies out of recycled bottles.

The poppies were then used to create a cascading display down the staircase, while children were taught about the significance of the symbol of the poppy.

Pupils from reception to Year Six took part, and around 500 poppies were created in 10 days.

Rebecca Woodhall, who organised the display, said: “As a school we felt it was vital that the children learn about the significance of poppies, and that Remembrance Sunday is a time to commerate and reflect upon all the brave men and women who have lost their lives at war.

“Especially as it was 100 years since the end of the First World War, we decided to create a spectacular display as a fitting tribute.”

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