Helping to make a poignant poppy display

We helped Holmer Church of England Academy create a striking poppy rock display to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918 that signaled the end of World War One.

Children from Holmer Church of England Academy have painted images of poppies on 100 rocks to honour the sacrifice of those who died serving their country. 

The rocks have been painted to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War and placed around the school’s garden of reflection.

Bloor Homes, which is building the Hereford Point development off Roman Road, donated the rocks, which were hidden throughout the school’s grounds.

Pupils were challenged with finding the hidden poppy rocks before taking them to an assembly of remembrance and then placing them in the garden.  

Rachel Beeching, treasurer of Holmer Church of England Academy’s Parents Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA), organised the display and said she was immensely proud to be involved in the project.

She said: “This is the first time that I have been involved in a project like this and it felt was fantastic to watch the children find the stones which now sit very proudly in the school’s garden of reflection. 

“We felt this display would be a fitting tribute to mark the centenary of the end of World War One, with each rock representing a year since the conflict ended. 

“It’s very important to teach the children about the sacrifices made by those serving our country and the significance of the First World War has been a big part of the school’s curriculum in the past few weeks. 

“I’d like to thank Bloor Homes for donating all the stones and helping us to make this special display possible.”

Sally Holt, Regional Sales Manager at Bloor Homes Western, said: “Everyone involved in creating this wonderful display at Holmer Academy has done a fantastic job and we are very proud to have supported it.

“As a company, we are always keen to engage with the communities in which we build in and we look forward to potentially working with the school again in the future.”