Wisbech school opens a commemorative garden

Poppies at Nene and Ramnoth junior school in Wisbech

Poppies at Nene and Ramnoth junior school in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Nene and Ramnoth School pupils have paid tribute to Wisbech servicemen who died fighting in Word War 1.

The school’s commemorative garden was officially opened in a special service led by Year 6 children and attended by members of The Royal British Legion.

The garden includes a clay poopy wreath, with every child in school making their own poppy.

It also has poppy crosses to remember the soldiers who fought for freedom.

Karen Crawley, executive principle, said: ”The opening of the commemorative garden gave all our children a chance to recognise what has happened in our past, to appreciate where we are now and to look forward to the future.

“Our new building helps us to look forward and gives us the space and the resources which our pupils deserve”.

After the outside service, guests returned to school for a poignant World War 1 play written from a Wisbech viewpoint, poems and singing.

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Keith Wainwright, chairman of governors, is keen to encourage pupils to play an active part in their community and show respect for its members.

He said: “I couldn’t be any prouder. The whole school has worked together and sent a strong, positive message of respect for our community.”

Guests enjoyed spending time in the new lunch hall on the Ramnoth Road site, which is the last phase to be completed in the school’s building redevelopment plan which includes 12 new classrooms.