CHILDREN have helped to make more than 250 flowers out of paper in a bid to help raise money for Help for Heroes.
Pupils from St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Titchfield have been using their creative skills during their art and DT week.
And at the end of it, each child brought in a coin which they wrapped inside a flower and created a path to their prayer garden.
The children planted the flowers and then stopped to think about those who have fought for and are still fighting for our country. The coins will all be counted up and then donated to Help for Heroes.
Kathryn Adams is a foundation stage teacher and art co-ordinator.
She said: ‘As a school we thought about Help for Heroes in our assembly and then came out as a whole school and planted them in our pathway to our prayer garden.
‘The whole week has been amazing.
‘All the staff, children and parents have been involved.
‘We’ve had projects going on at home, in every different class and this is the most special project to our hearts because it’s for a charity.’
Jenny Beard is a foundation stage teacher and the DT co-ordinator at the school.
She added: ‘When we were planning the project over half-term, the flowers reminded us of the poppies of the First World War and those celebrations, but we thought that the Help for Heroes charity was a bit more current for the children in the school.
‘We thought it would be a nice way to celebrate the end of art and DT week.
‘They have learnt their art and DT skills, but also they have learnt about the charity and about helping others.’
Head boy William James, 11, is in Year 6.
He said: ‘It makes it look really nice.
‘It’s a good idea because it gives the little kids something to do and it’s fun for them.
‘It’s good to help the charity because it’s a nice charity.’
Head girl Isabelle Mills, 11, also in Year 6, added: ‘I thought it was a creative way to get people donating to charity.
‘It’s bright and colourful and it gets people thinking about art as well as helping people who have survived wars.
‘It looks nice because the idea is joining in with our school ethos with the path of Jesus.
‘It’s nice that we have done it as a school.’
It’s not yet known how much the children have raised.