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Sowing poppies on Remembrance Day

Date: 18 November 2016

St John's Year 6 pupils gather around a woodland memorialYear Six children from St John’s C of E Primary School, Dorking, scattered poppy seeds and planted spring bulbs as they marked Remembrance Day at The Queens Regiment Memorial Gardens, Holbury St Mary.  

The pupils were joined by ex-service personnel Debbie Hornblow and Paul Cooling who introduced them to the beautiful gardens where former and current soldiers and their families can go to reflect and remember colleagues or loved ones.

Volunteers have worked tirelessly to bring the vision to life and create the beautiful woodland garden and pupils were poignantly able to add their efforts to others by planting hundreds of seeds and bulbs on Armistice Day itself.

The children also learned about the startling ‘fungi cities’ created by the autumnal weather as well as learning the abundant plant species – including a ‘magic tree’ - that surround the memorial woodland.

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