This year the foyer at Newquay Tretherras has been decorated with a wonderful hand-crafted display of poppies to mark Remembrance Sunday.
Year 7, 8 & 9 students have used ‘poppy packs’ to create individually designed poppies to commemorate the British soldiers lost at War. Bespoke poppies have also come from members of staff and departments from around the school.
The installation, which has taken 2 weeks to build, is an impressive sight that stretches across the main school reception. It is set alongside WW1 inspired music from the era playing in the background.
Mrs Carter and Mrs Rosevear, Teachers of Art at Newquay Tretherras, coordinated the display and took inspiration from the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, the commemorative art installation at the Tower of London designed by East Midlands’ artist Paul Cummins and RSC stage designer Tom Piper.
Mrs Carter commented, ‘I am delighted with the support the whole school has shown with the installation from students, teachers and non-teaching staff. It is a very powerful way for all at Newquay Tretherras to come together to honour those fallen.’
The whole school will also hold a minute silence on Friday.