This Remembrance season, a wonderful school in Pudsey has paid tribute to all of the men and women who have fallen in conflict, as well as those who are now battling severe sight loss.
Priesthorpe School launched the ‘Field of Poppies’ two weeks ago in an assembly and the response from the students was incredible. Many donated £2 to have a long stemmed poppy laid on their behalf.
The school also held a ‘Wear something Red’ day where £1 donations were added to the monies raised from the sale of long stemmed poppies!
Caretakers from the school cleared a flower bed and the long stemmed poppies were ‘planted’ ready for the 11th November.
Their Technology department also took part by cutting wooden crosses, Stars of David, Crescent Moons, Khanda’s and Humanist rectangles which were laid amongst the poppies to represent people of all faiths and beliefs.
The students really embraced the fundraiser and were excited to be raising money for such a worthwhile cause on the centenary of World War One and supporting the national comemorations.
Andrew who was involved with the display said “I selected the lesser known military charities together in a project that would include the history of the occasion. At the same time showing the importance of encouraging our children, regardless of their ethnic background or religion, to respect the sacrifices of our past by working together for the future. I believe this to be doubly important in a multicultural school such as Priesthorpe.”
In total the school raised a massive £800 for Blind Veterans UK, which will go towards our vital rehabilitation, training and care for vision impaired ex-Service men and women.
We would like to thank Priesthorpe School for all their creative display, efforts and for the amazing contribtions they have made to the lifes of ex-Service men and women.
If you know an ex-Service man or woman who could be eligible for our support please visit www.noonealone.org.uk for more information.