As part of the Year 9 Design and Technology curriculum, pupils at Archway School in Stroud have been creating Remembrance poppies with a difference.
A mannequin wearing dozens of aluminium poppies made from drinks cans, to encourage sustainability and recycling, is on display in the school’s reception area.
“There’s been a fantastic reaction to the display. It started off just with the Year 9 students being involved, but because I had it on display in my workshop my tutor group asked to be involved and then all of my Year 7 classes as well,” explained Product Design Teacher, Ms Claire Lyes.
“They had to bring in an aluminium can and I then created a blank, so they had to cut out the petals of the poppies and fix them together with either a nut and bolt or a pop rivet.
“We also had the staff involved as part of our green week where we focus on our wellbeing. They also brought their aluminium cans and made a poppy.
“This has encompassed cross curricular links to highlight Remembrance Day and the opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those who defended our freedoms and protected our way of life.”