Ceramic poppies planted by pupils for Remembrance

The Berwick Civic Society, with the support of English Heritage, will be holding a Service of Remembrance at the Main Guard tomorrow at 10.45am followed by a two-minute silence at 11am.

Thursday, 10th November 2016, 13:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 16:15 pm
Some of the 93 poppies made by Eyemouth High School pupils.

The service will be conducted by Canon Christopher Smith and Peter Walton (RAF Retired), secretary of KOSB Association.

There will be a display of 651 crosses with poppies to honour the named servicemen on the war memorials of Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal.

Meanwhile, first year pupils from Eyemouth High School have planted large ceramic poppies in the grounds of Eyemouth Parish Church.

Inspired by the Tower of London poppy display the pupils made the poppies as part of the school’s enrichment project. It was also the first time they had ever worked with clay.

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Art teacher Victoria Lowe said: “There are 93 poppies, one for each service man and woman who has died in active service since 1914. After Remembrance Sunday, the poppies will be put on the graves of the service men and women buried locally and will be there permanently.

“We have been talking to the families of those killed who are buried further afield and so far we have poppies going to Bath and to France.

“The Royal British Legion have been into the school and talked to the pupils about what the poppies represent and the history behind them. It’s been a really good community project.”