Pupils plant a sea of poppies for wartime anniversary
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The poppy seeds were planted at Great Torrington School with plenty of time for them to reach full bloom by 2015.
GREEN fingered pupils at Great Torrington School have been working on a project to see a sea of red poppies across the grounds.
The Humanities Ambassadors have been planting the poppy seeds after seeing an idea on Facebook called ‘The Power of the Poppy’.
The aim of the group was to encourage communities across the country to sow poppies through 2013 and 2014 so Britain can be ‘in bloom’ for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
Year 11 student Sara-Jane Vanstone said: “It’s important to commemorate all these people that died and fought in such terrible conditions; without them our country or even our world would be totally different to what we know today.”
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Fellow student Elizabeth Ward said she hoped others would be inspired by the school’s work and get involved.
“It’s not too late to go out and buy some poppy seeds – do it now,” she said.
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The humanities ambassadors at the school were chosen through a written application and interview process at the school.
They were selected for their enthusiasm and help prepare other students to become effective citizens within the community.