Local Schools creating poppies to plant at developments

Project:

Local Schools creating poppies to plant at developments

Client:

Berkeley Homes

To commemorate Remembrance Day, we worked on a project with Berkeley Homes and local schools to create beautiful displays of poppies for armistice day, planting the flowers outside two of their developments – Princes Chase in Leatherhead and Broadacres in Southwater.  This style of project builds excellent relations for the developers with local schools and the parents and pupils.  The schools are keen to share these stories in their weekly newsletters, reaching out to each and every parent or guardian and creating positive narrative for the client.

In Leatherhead we enlisted the help of Leatherhead Trinity School to create a wonderful display of poppies that had been made from recycled plastic bottles that they cut, painted and crafted into individual flowers before mounting on canes.  Six children came from school to help us plant the poppies at Princes Chase, where they remained in situ for a week for any passer-by to enjoy.

In Southwater, Sussex, the children from Southwater Junior Academy hand-crafted almost 500 poppies, created from cardboard that they painted and mounted onto bamboo sticks to ‘plant’ at the development.  Children and staff came from the school, which is just over the road from Broadacres and the resulting field of poppies created a glorious vision of colour for their development at Broadacres and was the perfect mark of respect for the fallen.

These projects resulted in both schools sharing the story in their weekly newsletters and achieving excellent coverage in the local papers.