Simply stunning - must watch footage of one Fenland school’s Act of Remembrance

PUBLISHED: 13:23 15 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:23 15 November 2017

Children from Park Lane, Whittlesey, create a giant poppy for Armistice Day PHOTO: Adam Pallister

Children from Park Lane, Whittlesey, create a giant poppy for Armistice Day PHOTO: Adam Pallister

Archant

Children at a Whittlesey primary school created a giant people poppy to remember those who fought in wars as part of events to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Children from Park Lane, Whittlesey, create a giant poppy for Armistice Day PHOTO: Adam PallisterChildren from Park Lane, Whittlesey, create a giant poppy for Armistice Day PHOTO: Adam Pallister

More than 400 pupils took just 20 minutes to create the symbol of peace which was captured thanks to a drone camera operated by teacher Adam Pallister.

It is the first time they have attempted the photo from the air and it was such a success they are already planning something bigger and better for next year’s centenary of the end of WW1.

Mr Pallister, who teaches Year 6, said: “It only took 20 minutes, it went very smoothly.

“Year six wore black tops and the rest their usual red school sweatshirts. We had spent time planning how we would stand, using mathematics and then chalking it all out.

“The children were really well behaved so it went brilliantly wit no problems.”

Mr pallister owns the drone and qualified in his commercial pilots licence earlier this year as part of a business he runs away from school called Music-AV.

“We’ve already thought about what we can do for next year, so it will definitely be back for 2018,” he said.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Cambs Times