Poppy display project brings generations together in Norfolk

Northgate Primary School pupils Gabby and Salvador, with Maria Kellatti at the display of plastic bo

Northgate Primary School pupils Gabby and Salvador, with Maria Kellatti at the display of plastic bottle poppies marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War at the The Lawns Housing with Care scheme, Great Yarmouth. The display was created in a collaboration between the school and residents and staff at the Lawns. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk primary school have been working with a care scheme to make a centenary poppy display.

Children from Year 6 at Northgate Primary School made poppies with the residents from The Lawns. Pic

Children from Year 6 at Northgate Primary School made poppies with the residents from The Lawns. Picture: Northgate Primary School - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Northgate Primary School, in Great Yarmouth, have been working on an intergenerational project with tenants living at The Lawns Housing with Care scheme.

Children have been visiting the scheme on Lawn Avenue and working with tenants to make hundreds of poppies to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Carole Nisbet, manager at the Lawns, where NorseCare provides care to tenants in 30 flats, said: “The tenants have really enjoyed working with the children on this lovely project.

“This year’s Armistice Day is a significant anniversary, we’re sure the final display will be striking and remind us all of this important date in the calendar.”

Children from Year 6 at Northgate Primary School made poppies with the residents from The Lawns. Pic

Children from Year 6 at Northgate Primary School made poppies with the residents from The Lawns. Picture: Northgate Primary School - Credit: Archant


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The idea came from two tenants from The Lawns who approached staff about making something creative for remembrance day.

Between them they came up with the idea of spray painting the bottom of bottles to make poppies.

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A member of staff from Northgate Primary School, said: “We are proud to be educating our children about the centenary of the end of the First World War and plan an exhibition in school as well as a special service for all of our children.

“We will continue to work with The Lawns and have plans for involving them in our Christmas entertainment in December.”

Children from Year 6 at Northgate Primary School made poppies with the residents from The Lawns. Pic

Children from Year 6 at Northgate Primary School made poppies with the residents from The Lawns. Picture: Northgate Primary School - Credit: Archant

The display can been seen in the garden outside the scheme on Lawn Avenue.

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