Holy Trinity created a field of poppies within the school grounds on Friday 9th November 2018 and took part in a two-minute silence at 11am as part of the Royal British Legion’s ‘Thank You’ movement.
Marking the World War 1 Centenary the school took part in a week-long ‘Paint a Poppy Challenge’ which is a special campaign to celebrate 100 years since the end of WWI.
There were 800 representatives from the Holy Trinity community who stood in remembrance and represented each of the 800 souls from across Kidderminster who lost their lives in the two World Wars, with the Headteacher reading a rollcall of the fallen.
Headteacher, Mrs Leek-Wright, commented: “As a school, we wanted to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by inviting every member of the school community to participate in the commemorative service, part of which was to create our own 'Holy Trinity Field of Poppies' on the school’s playing field, after observing the two minute’s silence.
“It seems poignant to think that the 800 members of the school community were symbolic of those from the Kidderminster area who fell in the two wars.”
The school’s week-long special paint a poppy challenge was in association with SAA (Society for All Artists) who have partnered with The Royal British Legion. Raising funds for The Royal British Legion’s annual poppy appeal the school has been selling Poppy Appeal products, with all proceeds being donated to the appeal to fund the work of the Legion, who provide lifelong support for the Armed Forces community of serving men and women, veterans, and their families.
Added teacher, Mrs Grubb: “The ‘Paint a Poppy Challenge’ has given us the opportunity to speak with the children and teach them about the First Word War, and to say thank you to the courageous men and women who served and sacrificed their lives for our country.”