Leicester secondary school make 1000 poppies for Remembrance Day

By Alex Leadbitter

Leicester secondary school students have made 1,000 poppies as a token to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Students at Beaumont Leys School made the poppies and plan to show them off by standing by the parade route to the Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park on Sunday,  November 11.

The poppies were made by the school after Leicester City Council put out a call to create commemorative artwork for Remembrance Day by turning squares of red fabric into large poppies.

The students were visited by the Lord Mayor of Leicester, Cllr Ross Grant, who said: “We’re very grateful to both students and staff at Beaumont Leys School for their huge contribution to our poppy-making appeal.”

With students and teachers both working to create the poppies, their hard work will pay off as they show off their creations this Remembrance day.

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