Staff and students at Marshland High School plant cherry tree in memory of fallen soldiers for Remembrance Day

The head, teachers and pupils at Marshland High School with their cherry tree which was planted to r

The head, teachers and pupils at Marshland High School with their cherry tree which was planted to remember the fallen soldiers. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

Students planted a tree to mark 100 years since the first remembrance ceremony in Britain.

The head, teachers and pupils at Marshland High School with their cherry tree which was planted to r

The head, teachers and pupils at Marshland High School with their cherry tree which was planted to remember the fallen soldiers. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant

Staff and pupils at Marshland High School planted the 'remembrance tree', a cherry tree, outside the front of the school in West Walton.

A school spokesman said: "We have marked 100 years since the first remembrance ceremony by planting our own remembrance tree.

"The cherry tree planted at the front of the school can be seen by anyone visiting and by all the students as they arrive."

The tree comes after a group of students raised enough money to install a centenary bench in the playground.

The head, teachers and pupils at Marshland High School with their cherry tree which was planted to r

The head, teachers and pupils at Marshland High School with their cherry tree which was planted to remember the fallen soldiers. Picture: Supplied - Credit: Archant


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"The tree is the final part of the school's marking of the centenary of World War One," the spokesman added.

"The school is grateful for the continued support of Gary Haime at 2gether Insurance, who kindly donated the tree."

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The school says one of its aims is to "provide an environment that encourages every student to become a rounded citizen of whom all of society can be proud".

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