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Hove school create giant playground poppy to mark Royal British Legion appeal

PUBLISHED: 15:28 03 November 2014 | UPDATED: 15:28 03 November 2014

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St Christopher’s, Hove, part of the Brighton College family of schools, marked the start of this year’s Royal British Legion appeal in a rather unusual way.

Taking advantage of their distinctive red blazers, the school assembled on the playground in the shape of a giant poppy, with Reception in their wet weather wear forming the seeds at the centre. The older children have been learning a great deal about the First World War in its centenary year, as part of the school’s Our World lessons. Headmaster Julian Withers said, “I am delighted that the whole school was involved in this opportunity to support the work of the Royal British Legion; the youngest children may not understand the full significance of the events we commemorate, but they will remember joining together to mark such an important date in such a striking manner.” The school’s Remembrance Service will be at St Philip’s Church, Hove, on November 11th. Mr Peter Field, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Sussex, will be the guest of honour.

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