Schools mark First World War anniversary

Schools mark First World War anniversary

News June 17, 2014
Schools mark First World War anniversary

Packets of poppy seeds have been sent to every Church school in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham to help them commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

It is hoped that pupils will plant the seeds in the grounds of their school to create a beautiful, growing tribute to the millions who died in the conflict.
Schools will be able to make the planting a special occasion by inviting local clergy, Royal British Legion officials, or military personnel to help.

As the plants start to grow, schools will be able to use their own garden of remembrance for any teaching planned around the war.
The Diocese paid for the seeds, which are being sold for £2 a packet by the Royal British Legion. A special prayer and a planting guide were sent out with them.

£1 from every packet supports the work of the RBL with servicemen and women and their families.

The Church nationally is supporting the campaign and hopes to see thousands of poppies growing across the country as we remember the start of a war that brought death and destruction on a scale never seen before.