Landkey Primary School Poppy Tribute

Pupils and staff from Landkey Primary School have joined forces with members of Saint Paul’s Church, Landkey, to plant poppy seeds in memory of soldiers who lost their lives in World War 1.

The pupils scattered the seeds in a cross-shaped flower bed in the garden below the church and it is hoped that they will come into flower in time for the centenary, in August of this year, of the outbreak of that conflict.

The poppy seeds are called Northlew in recognition of the west Devon village which lost 24 of its men from a population of just 100, the greatest proportional loss from any community in the UK.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe picture shows 8 pupils accompanied by their headteacher, Kate Fairbrother (second from right) and their teacher, Zoe Gabriel, next to Revd Shaun O’Rourke.