Helping schoolchildren mark Remembrance Day was the aim of firefighters from Carlton Fire Station when they visited Willow Farm Primary School last week (Thursday 8 November).
All the children at the school had made their own individual poppies which were then attached to a wire structure, with assistance from fire crews.
The final installation, as you can see, represents a cascade of poppies flowing from the school’s roof as an act of remembrance. The idea was partially inspired by the poppies erected at the Tower of London in 2014 known as Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red.
Wendy Syalon, a teacher at the school said: “The guys from Carlton Fire Station were amazing, so helpful and patient with the children and incredibly supportive of the vision I had for the display.
“Without your help, we would have never managed to get every poppy attached and the display erected onto the roof in time for parents to see it. The children loved the help we received from you guys and it shows such fantastic work in the community.
“Special thanks to John McEvoy for suggesting that this collaboration could happen – a fantastic idea.”
Paul Clay, Crew Manager at Carlton said: “I would like to thank Carlton Red Watch for supporting this project.
“This was an excellent opportunity to not only give something back to the community but also help mark Remembrance Sunday.”