To honour those who lost their lives in service during the First World War, our staff and pupils have worked hard creating an art installation to display on our school grounds.

The installation is made up of wooden silhouettes of soldiers, surrounded by pinwheel paper poppies to represent the flowers that grew on the Belgian, French and Gallipoli battlefields.

The pupils carefully arranged their poppies, which include a mixture of traditional red poppies, and purple ones which represent the animals who lost their lives in the war.

The artwork makes quite an impact, and we found ourselves quite moved when it had been set up and the sun began to set over the grounds.

As a school, we believe it is essential to teach and encourage our pupils to remember and respect those who bravely fought for us in the First World War.

We have a number of international students at the school, who researched the life of a soldier with a shared nationality to them who supported the allies during WW1.

They have created and placed twelve silhouettes in windows around the school, which tell the story of those individuals.

Some of our British pupils also researched stories for the British silhouettes, and have placed these around our grounds.

Thank you to all the staff and pupils who took the time to build this installation, as well as to those who have bought and worn poppies. Its impact is huge, and we couldn’t think of a better way to show our respect to the brave soldiers who gave their lives for our country.