The Bewdley Poppy Project

Bewdley Poppy Project

Year 9 Textiles students and group of Bewdley Sixth Form students have taken part in a ceramic workshop in collaboration with Bewdley Town Council.

All student worked fantastically as a team creating 286 polymer poppies to commemorate and remember the lives lost within the Bewdley community to conflict.

Students learnt how to create a 3D poppy and then worked in teams, each led by a Sixth Form student to create and manufacture many, each with individual features.

The history department talked to the students about the significance of the poppy.

The project was inspired by the commemorative art installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ created by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper displayed at the Tower of London in 2014. The piece marked the centenary of the outbreak of The First World War (WWI) and saw 888,246 ceramic poppies filling the moat, one poppy for each British and Colonial life lost at the Front in WW1.

The poppies are now on display in front of the War Memorial at St Anne’s Church in Load Street, Bewdley, in readiness for Remembrance Sunday.

Bewdley Town Council would like to thank The Bewdley School for taking part in such a valuable and meaningful project which was only made possible with Arts/Events grant funding from Wyre Forest District Council.

Visit Bewdley Town from Thursday 2 November to see the display in front of St Anne’s Church, Load Street.