Burgh School Remembers
Inspired by the art installation at the Tower of London, one Lincolnshire school has made its own ‘sea of poppies’.
Although Burgh School has not been able to match the four million who flocked to the Tower, their art display, which has now moved from the hall to the reception area, has proved a very moving sight and earned the admiration of visitors, including the local mayor.
The local church also borrowed these poppies for their Remembrance services.
The school poppies were made in a day compared to the four months of work needed to fill the Tower of London’s moat. (Each ceramic flower took three days to make.)
The 888,246 poppies have now become one of the most memorable pieces of artwork in British history, but for local people in Burgh village their own school’s contribution to Remembrance will not be forgotten either.
Emily and Hermione, Year 6