Pupils Share Their Handmade Poppies
As part of their Remembrance Day community project, pupils from Howard Community Primary School were asked to make poppies for a poppy display for residents at Marham House Care Home, in conjunction with Dunelm Community Support. The pupils have been learning about Remembrance Day and that the poppy is a symbol to remember those who lost their lives in the First World War and subsequent conflicts. The children have also learnt how the poppy is a symbol of both remembrance and hope.
Lorraine Downes, Teacher, said: “When Marham House Care Home asked us if we would like to make poppies for their remembrance display, we saw this as a great opportunity to create links in the community between the generations.
“The whole school have contributed, using many different styles to make their poppies. The children told me that it made them feel good that they had thought of others and made the residents happy.”
Alison Weir, Acting Headteacher said: “As a school we have a close link with Marham House Care Home, and we encourage our pupils to care for others within their local community.
“This Remembrance Day community project was another opportunity for our children to connect with the residents at Marham House Care Home. This experience brings further meaning to what the children are learning in their lessons whilst also providing a gift to the residents.”
Jackie Mogg, Marham House Care Lifestyle Manager, said “It is lovely that the local school has kindly taken up the challenge. Their creations are absolutely beautiful. We can see they have put time, effort and thought into them. We are looking forward to when we can have closer links with the school and get together for social events.”