Many people choose to wear a poppy on 11 November to commemorate those who have died in war. It is worn as a symbol of memory, reflection and hope for a peaceful future. Red poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. The white poppy represents a lasting commitment to peace. 

We are commemorating Remembrance Day 2021 with a meadow of ceramic poppies that will be displayed across on the Quad.  

On Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 September, all year groups had a single lesson dedicated to making a poppy as a contribution to the Remembrance Day poppy installation.












Toby (11R2) said: “All the students at Habs Boys really enjoyed making poppies for Remembrance Day. I think there was a great sense of community and what was really nice about them was the individuality in style, and that every ability was welcome.”

Mrs Nicholson, who led the project, commented: “Everyone across the Senior School has been involved in this project so we are all collectively playing a part in this ambitious installation.”

From Thursday 30 September to Tuesday 8 November, Mrs Nicholson ran lunchtime sessions for teams of volunteers from all year groups and after school session on a Friday evening to glaze the 1,200 bisque fired poppies. 

Each poppy will sit on top of a wooden rod that will be fixed into the ground. The final poppies have been displayed together on the Quad from Thursday 11 November.