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Children plant poppies to mark war centenary

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

Terry Bourne, chairman of Minsterworth and District Royal British Legion, Minsterworth Primary School pupil Francesca Fraser-Hook, eight and standard bearer Malcolm Pobjoy

Terry Bourne, chairman of Minsterworth and District Royal British Legion, Minsterworth Primary School pupil Francesca Fraser-Hook, eight and standard bearer Malcolm Pobjoy

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PUPILS from four schools will be adding a splash of colour to the area to commemorate the First World War.

Children from Walmore Hill Primary School, Minsterworth School, Churcham Primary School and Highnam Primary CofE School all planted poppy seeds.

They were invited to plant them at 11am on March 31 by the Royal British Legion Minsterworth branch.

Terry Bourne, branch chairman, said: “I thought it would be nice to commemorate what our servicemen did in the war.

“The headteachers were on board with the idea and the pupils planted their seeds at their own locations. Minsterworth School planted them outside Minsterworth Village Hall.

“Everyone was so enthusiastic about this.”

Minsterworth headteacher Angie Ritchie said: “It was very kind of the legion to invite us as this was a way to bring generations together.

“The display will be a reminder for years of those who lost their lives in the war.”

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