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FAN Students Plant Remembrance Poppy Seeds

At 11o'clock on Friday 9th November, Flanders poppy seeds, supplied by North Norfolk district council, were sown by 9ScBeta to commemorate the Centenary of World War 1 Armistice, as a symbol of remembrance and respect for all those whose lives have been impacted by war.

The students were reminded of relatives who had fought in World War 2 who had gone off to fight, some who had come back, some who had not.

Emma, a student in the group spoke about a recent visit to the Ypres World War 1 site and how she and her family had traced the grave of Walter Blunkett, a young man from Kettlestone, who had gone off to fight in the Great War, and never returned home.

At 11o'clock, the school bell sounded to commence our minutes silence across the Academy and Sixth Form, we stood among the seeds we had planted, thinking about all of those who had given their lives for their country. It will be lovely to see the poppies in full bloom next year.

Remembering our past and supporting our future

 

C Chapman

9Sc Beta