Lyndhurst Junior School children create poppy wave to commemorate Armistice Day
Lyndhurst Junior School extended a warm virtual welcome to a host of special guests, including the Lord Mayor, Councillor Rob Wood as they unveiled their poppy wave and performed a song to remember fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Leading the service was headteacher Ali Beechurst who spoke of how the poppy wave had brought the community together.
Mrs Beechurst said: ‘Just as poppies can grow in difficult conditions, so does hope. So we come together as the Lyndhurst family to remember the sacrifice of so many who hoped for a better future.
‘At this time of lockdown, when many of us are separated from people we love to keep them well, we joined together as a school family to create our new poppy wave as a symbol of remembrance, togetherness and hope. Each member of our school has made a poppy and it is lovely to see them united together for us and our community to enjoy.’
Year 5 and 6 children, Dennisha Dawson, Emily Pearce, Amber Nightingale and Bobby Thomson beautifully performed the Portsmouth Music Hub song Poppies and Faded Ribbons to guests watching online.
Mrs Sue Beckett, director of Portsmouth Music Hub, was so impressed with the poppy wave online that she drove down to the school afterwards to see it. She commented: ‘I’m sure it will be admired and appreciated by children, parents and the community.’