Creswell: Pupils join hundreds across country to remember WWI fallen

Lucre''Pupils from Creswell Junior School in Worksop learn about the First World War.'''Picture by: Shawn Ryan
Lucre''Pupils from Creswell Junior School in Worksop learn about the First World War.'''Picture by: Shawn Ryan

School children in Creswell have been writing some very special centenary messages of Remembrance as part of a ‘Message on a Poppy’ campaign.

Creswell Junior School is joining hundreds of children and adults across the country to mark the World War One centenary, writing messages of remembrance for soldiers who fought in the First World War on specially created poppies. The poppies will then be compiled into a piece of artwork which will be sent to Messines in Belgium, the site of one of many WW1 battles, to be displayed for visitors to view.

The scheme is run by company Leger Holidays.

The school children, aged seven to 11, found out more about WW1 in the run up to Remembrance Sunday last week.

Mrs Adamski, Headteacher at Creswell Junior School, said:“When we were asked if we would like to take part in their Message on a Poppy campaign, we knew our children and staff would love to be involved.”

“It’s a really creative way of paying homage to those who died 100 years ago.”
Huw Williams, marketing director at Leger Holidays, said: “Our Message on a Poppy campaign has really resounded with people, particularly with it being the centenary this year.”

“We wanted to extend this to schools across the region to give young people a different way to honour those who died – there have been some really inspiring messages of gratitude and remembrance, which will form a poignant tribute when displayed in Belgium.”

Leger is one of the UK’s leading battlefield tour providers with more than 40 tours covering the First and Second World Wars, and conflicts including Waterloo, the Boer and Zulu Wars and the American Civil War.

All Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by a specialist battlefield guide.