Poppy Art Presentation to Mayor

08  Nov  2018

Children from the Year 3 recycled art club proudly presented Worthing’s Mayor with a piece of art which is made entirely from bottle tops to mark the centenary of the end of World War I.

Ahead of this Sunday’s Armistice Day Centenary, Councillor Paul Baker received the pupils of his former school at the Town Hall.

The Mayor of Worthing said, “I’m really passionate about young children engaging with the act of remembrance, as I think it’s so important that we all learn from history.”

“It’s a lovely way of marking Remembrance Sunday and I would love to see more schools do the same.”

Mrs Watson, who runs the recycled art club, explained: “Our poppy wreaths have been on display in the foyer of the Town Hall, alongside the Books of Remembrance, since 2014, when we first attended the 100 years commemoration of Armistice Day at the War Memorial. We wanted to mark the final year of the centenary with something extraordinary, in addition to the usual poppy wreath. The art club children studied photographs of poppy fields before planning the design and they decided that the sunset would symbolise the closing of the centenary commemorations very well.”

The artwork and poppy wreath are being displayed in the foyer of Worthing Town Hall alongside the books of remembrance.

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