Tenants at Great Yarmouth housing with care scheme makes poppies with local school

Northgate Primary School pupils Gabby and Salvador, with Maria Kellatti at the display of plastic bottle poppies 

Tenants living at a Great Yarmouth Housing with Care scheme have been working with pupils from the local school to make hundreds of poppies.

Tenants at The Lawns House with Care scheme where NorseCare provides care to tenants in 30 flats rented from Broadland Housing have been working with the school children to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1.

The poppies are made from the bottoms of plastic bottles, then sprayed with red paint, a black middle and finished off with a long stem.

The poppies are now ‘planted’ and displayed in the garden outside the scheme and form a wonderful tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Carole Nisbett, manager at the Lawns, said: “The tenants really enjoyed working with the children on this lovely project.

“This year’s Armistice Day was a significant anniversary, and we think the final display is striking and reminds us all of this important date in the calendar. We have always had a great connection to the schools and integrational projects are a key part of our role in the community.”

A staff member from Northgate Primary School said: “We enjoy joining in with community projects. We are proud to be educating our children about the centenary of the end of WW1 and plan an exhibition in school as well as a special service for all our children.

“We will continue to work with The Lawns and have plans for involving them in our Christmas entertainment in December.”

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