Handmade poppies for Remembrance Day
After watching a video and being inspired by the installation of the poppy memorial entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Paul Cummings and his team, Group 7 decided in their Art lesson to make their own ceramic poppies and sell them to the staff at Oaktree School to raise money for Help the Heroes and the Royal British Legion.
They split themselves into teams, the rollers, the cutters, the design team and the painters. Once the clay was flattened it was passed to the cutters, who cut out 6 circles for the petals and a smaller circle for the middle of the poppy. The circles were passed on to the design team who shaped them into petals. The petals were then moulded together to make a flower, one small circle was then placed in the middle to make it look like a poppy.
A number was written on the bottom of each poppy and 11 were made to represent the date of Remembrance day. Each poppy was handmade and unique. Once the clay was dry, the poppies were painted and varnished.
They managed to sell all of the poppies and made £55.00