Whilst we always honour Remembrance Day here at Ashfield School, the Art, Design and Technology Faculty decided that this year, they should do something really special to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.
With this in mind, planning started in earnest in the balmy days of July, and material for the installations was kindly donated to the school by The Poppy Factory in Richmond. Over the summer holidays, staff and students (often helped by parents, grandparents and friends) employed lots of creativity and masses of hard work to produce a breath-taking variety of poppies for displays around the school site.
With installations ranging from a poppy-covered spiral staircase in the ADT Faculty, to a stunning cascade of poppies over the balcony down into the school hall, and ‘100’ written in poppies on the fence at the entrance to the school buildings, there are moving reminders everywhere of the huge sacrifices made by so many.
Mrs Hughes, who masterminded the whole operation, said: “I am extremely proud of our students; they have returned to school after the summer break with some wonderful examples of artistic skills and craftsmanship, producing an impressive array of poppies.”
Please take a look at the school’s Facebook page to see more photographs, and even more will be in next week’s Chad!