As we approach the hundredth anniversary of the World War I Armistice, St Peter’s is marking the event in a public display of poppies. Mrs Pearson’s cryptic requests for empty plastic bottles have come to fruition in a wonderful piece of installation art at the front of our school grounds. We have a host of poppies standing tall and proud, and a rock mosaic on the grass, as a public testament of our gratitude for all those who gave their lives in global conflicts throughout the twentieth and twenty first centuries. My thanks go to Mrs Pearson, the pupils who painted the poppies and the parents who gave up their time to help construct the artwork.
The school has a selection of Royal British Legion items which are available for a suggested donation of between 50p and £1:00, as well as the traditional paper poppies which are available for any amount of donation. The work of the of Royal British Legion with veterans and their families remains as important today as when it was founded in May 1921, and we as a school will do all we can to support their good work.
Mr R Cunningham