Nearly 1000 bespoke ceramic poppies were made by Newquay Tretherras students and staff to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.
Students across all year groups began making the poppies in September and used nearly 250 kilograms of clay to create handmade red poppies.
The project, led by the Art department, was brought together in a spectacular installation which cascades outside of the main reception area of the Newquay Academy.
Art Technician, Mrs Angie Green, who fired each and every poppy, commented, “We are so pleased with how it has come out. It’s even better than we expected.”
“Promoting the importance of Remembrance to our students is an important part of our annual calendar,” commented Headteacher Mrs Samantha Fairbairn. “At Tretherras we are committed to providing our young people with an understanding of our history, which will help them develop as respectful and responsible individuals and citizens. I am truly proud of the way the whole school has come together in assemblies to honour those fallen and of the Art department for creating such a moving installation.”
Martin Prince, the Poppy Appeal co-ordinator for Newquay, along with deputy Ian Millar, were invited to view the installation.
Mr Prince comment, “I have really been looking forward to coming and seeing this following the fantastic display Newquay Tretherras created last year. This year’s display is something special. Well done to everyone involved.”