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Ranelagh students take part in Bracknell Memorial Service

Seven Year 9 Art students at Ranelagh School have worked with the school’s Artist in Residence, Jane Williams, to produce a poppy wreath which was laid at the Bracknell War Memorial at the town’s Remembrance Service on 11 November.

Each student was given a word from the phrase ‘Always Remember Those Who Died For Us’ as their inspiration to design a petal for the wreath. On different petals were images and poems of remembrance. Speaking about the laying of the wreath, Harry Howell said “It was a really special occasion and we were very proud to be involved.”

Creating the wreath was one of a number of events taking place across the school as the country commemorates the centenary of the Great War. Year 7 students are visiting the display at the Tower of London and all students and staff are writing their own messages of remembrance on more than 1,000 poppies which will be on display at the school ahead of the annual Remembrance Service on Friday when the school will come together to remember the alumni of the school who fell during the Great War.