Community Poppy Project to commemorate the 100 years since the Armistice in November 1918

Community Poppy Project to commemorate the 100 years since the Armistice

Caption: Allenbourn School pupils

Charity | Posted: Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 2:42 pm | return to news

Community Poppy Project to commemorate the 100 years since the Armistice

East Dorset District Council have funded a special community art project in Wimborne to commemorate the Armistice that ended four years of fighting on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.

Community Poppy Project to commemorate the 100 years since the Armistice

Caption: Allenbourn School pupils

East Dorset District Council have funded a special community art project in Wimborne to commemorate the Armistice that ended four years of fighting on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.
The poppy project, delivered by artist Peter Margerum, involved up to 400 children from Wimborne who have made poppies from recycled materials.
Seven Wimborne Schools took part including Wimborne First School, Pamphill First School, Allenbourn Middle School, St John’s First School, QE School, St James First School and Beaucroft School.
Peter Margerum will create Wimborne’s own remembrance artwork by building a 6 foot sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads inspired by the shape of waves. The installation will be exhibited on Wimborne Square over Armistice weekend 10 – 11 November and again on Sunday evening at Wimborne Cemetery during the Beacons of Light Event.

Cllr Mrs Toni Coombs, the Chairman of East Dorset District Council said, “It is valuable for the young people of East Dorset to continue to learn about the sacrifices made for us by the soldiers of the First World War.
“East Dorset District Council has been pleased to support this project which has given local school children the opportunity to learn through art and we look forward to seeing the results of their work on display in the town.”

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