Burgh School Remembers

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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.

IMG_5499Using a lightweight and durable air-dry clay that is very smooth and pliable, Year 6 pupils have made a wonderful collection of poppies, which when painted red and black were put in holders.

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

Burgh School



7 Responses to Burgh School Remembers

  1. Emily Whitfield November 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I really enjoyed making a poppy as it was fun. I also liked writing the article.

  2. Emily Whitfield November 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you for putting my article on the blog. Very grateful.

  3. Hannah November 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Well done Emily and Hermione I am proud to have been part of yja at burgh last year and you have became really good and detailed journalists. Well done

  4. charlotte November 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Well done Emily and Hermione, great article about our poppies. Proud to be a young journalist like you and great detail, like Hannah said.

  5. Casey W November 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    well done Emily and Hermione, great article about our poppies. I loved making them. Im very proud to be a young journalist. !!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Emily H November 25, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I really enjoyed making them poppies!!!!!!!

  7. Emily December 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    well done Emily and Hermione!