Pupils in Hartest buy 17 ceramic poppies to remember the fallen

Pupils at Hartest Primary School raised money to buy 17 ceramic poppies - one for each of the fallen soldiers named on the village memorial ANL-150326-151725001
Pupils at Hartest Primary School raised money to buy 17 ceramic poppies - one for each of the fallen soldiers named on the village memorial ANL-150326-151725001
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Pupils at a village school have bought 17 ceramic poppies from the renowned Tower of London installation as a tribute to soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

As part of their studies on World War One, children from Hartest Primary wrote to parents, local businesses and charity groups and held their own activities to raise money for a poppy in honour of each fallen soldier named on the village memorial.

The poppies were inaugurated into All Saints Church in Hartest during the school’s Easter service and they were placed on an oak plinth designed by sculptor Jonathan Clarke.

They will be housed in the Lay Chapel.

Headteacher Hilary Hall said: “Through the poppies Hartest Primary School proudly remembers the sacrifice made by so many of us.

“We will also make sure that their legacy, their faith, their hope for the future, is not forgotten.”