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In Remembrance

Bradon Forest School has been focusing on remembrance over the last week with special assemblies organised by Miss Mazelin from the History Department. The Year 7 assembly was led by Mr Geraint Hughes from the local Purton branch of the Royal British Legion. Mr Hughes commented, “I am gratified and moved that the school still sees the importance of commemorating Remembrance Sunday.”

On Remembrance Sunday, Senior Prefects, Ben Etheridge and Erin Donnelly, laid a wreath at the War Memorial in Purton on behalf of all the students and staff at Bradon Forest School. Alongside the wreath this year were 14 ceramic poppies made by Mrs Sally Cooke from the Art Department. Each of the ceramic poppies were named and represented a soldier from Purton who died during World War 1. The beautiful ceramic poppies were made in a variety of colours to indicate where each soldier had died. Red poppies for those soldiers that had perished in the Somme, white poppies for India and mixed coloured Turkish poppies for those that were lost at Gallipoli.

It was during the World War 1 centenary year last year that local military historian Mr Bob Lloyd’s remembrance idea became a reality when Art Technician Sally Cooke Bradon Forest designed and created the first three ceramic poppies in remembrance of three young men from the Purton area.

This is the second year that the ceramic poppies have been laid at the Purton Memorial. In future years Mr Lloyd’s plan is to create a total of 93 ceramic poppies to commemorate all those who lost their lives from Purton during World War 1. 

 

 

One of our Year 8 Tutor Groups, 8R1 took time to reflect and pay tribute by making a paper poppy wreath for Remembrance Day. Each individual student used their creative skills to make a poppy out of coloured paper to attach to the wreath. 

 

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