Pupils’ poppy tribute to war dead in Doncaster

Children at Morley Place Junior School Conisbrough have been busy making poppies
Children at Morley Place Junior School Conisbrough have been busy making poppies
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The poignant poppies display that drew crowds of thousands to view it at the Tower of London and is now at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, depicted as ‘Wave’, inspired pupils at a Conisbrough school to form their own remembrance tribute.

Pupils in classes throughout Morley Place Junior School got involved in designing their own poppies, that were then laminated to protect them from the weather, before being placed outside.

The dramatic display planned ‘waterfall’ style is shown to full effect with the stunning backdrop of Conisbrough Castle.

Parent and member of the Morley Place parent and Teacher Association, Paula Sanderson, said that she and headteacher Paul Rust had hit upon the idea of the tribute, and agreed it would be a great scheme for the children to work on.

She said: “My daughter Mia goes to Morley Place, and my grandfather has his name on the cenotaph at Mexborough after losing his life during the war.

“All the children have enjoyed colouring the poppies. Each class produced different designs then they were all strung together to go in the garden at the front of the school.” All together, 270 poppies - the number of children in school - were created.