STUDENTS at a Runcorn school handmade 1,000 poppies for Remembrance Day.

Year seven students at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy created the giant poppy wreath to remember and commemorate those fallen in conflict across the years.

In such challenging times, the academy on Barnfield Avenue wanted to help the Royal British Legion raise awareness of the 2020 poppy appeal and really took on the advice to make ‘every poppy count’.

Students were each given a single plain poppy to use as a template or to colour in and return to school.

Mr Milne, head of Year 7 said, “We certainly did not expect such a large number of poppies to return. With over 400 being returned by one form group alone!

"We had originally planned to just make a large wreath using the handmade poppies but there were so many that students were also able to make a giant poppy out of poppies!

"As the head of year 7 I am so proud the students really got behind this important community initiative and proved that this year, every poppy really does count.”

The year group collectively created more than 1,000 handmade poppies and the finished wreath and poppy images are now prominently displayed in the academy entrance to encourage all members of the school community to take some time to remember those who gave up their lives.

Veteran, Phillip Bell commented on the excellent effort from the academy’s newest members and said, “Thank you. Be very proud of what you have done. You are the future of remembrance. Lest We Forget.”