Welwyn Garden City teenagers pay tribute to WW1 fallen

PUBLISHED: 17:05 08 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:09 08 November 2018

Pupils at Ridgeway Academy in Welwyn Garden City have created a poppy art installation in the school grounds.
Picture: Supplied

Pupils at Ridgeway Academy in Welwyn Garden City have created a poppy art installation in the school grounds. Picture: Supplied

Archant

Welwyn Garden City pupils have created an eye-catching art installation on their school grounds to mark the centenary of the signing of the Armistice.

Pupils at Ridgeway Academy in Welwyn Garden City have created a poppy art installation in the school grounds.
Picture: SuppliedPupils at Ridgeway Academy in Welwyn Garden City have created a poppy art installation in the school grounds. Picture: Supplied

Year 7s at Ridgeway Academy also wrote poems on the subject as well.

Through history, art and English lessons, they have been learning about the First World War and the sacrifice made by so many men and women.

On Monday, the school is set to hold a remembrance service where pupils responsible for the art installation will read their poems as a mark of respect.

In addition, pupils who wear service uniforms or organisational uniforms have been invited to wear these.

Headteacher Jed Whelan said; “We have been very impressed with the level of passion and creativity shown by the students, in addition to the high degree of compassion each student has shown.

“We believe it is vitally important for our young people to understand the significance of these historical events and to honour those involved.”

More news stories

Yesterday, 21:50

The ‘largest show garden ever attempted’ will be built at Hatfield House next year.

Yesterday, 20:49

The first full stage line-up for Slam Dunk 2019 has been announced with NOFX bringing their Punk In Drublic Festival to Hatfield.

Yesterday, 19:12

Government funding cuts across Welwyn Hatfield have meant that some schools have lost as much as £725 per pupil - even when class sizes are bigger.

Yesterday, 17:10

Over a thousand people are estimated to have turned out in Potters Bar on Saturday evening to see the community Christmas tree light up.

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards