Two tornados fly over a tiny school at Tydd St Giles as a tribute to their memorial garden

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles.

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles. - Credit: Archant

A tiny Fenland school with just 68 pupils was treated to a flyover from two tornados when they officially opened a memorial garden for soldiers who have died during the war.

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles.

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles. - Credit: Archant

Children spent months researching, planning, designing and creating the garden along with help from parents, teachers and local businesses.

Thanks to one of the governors working at RAF Marham the flyover treat added the icing to the cake when the garden was opened at Kinderley School at Tydd St Giles.

Teacher Andy Laing said: “We had an idea about building an area that we could use to commemorate World War one as part of work we did looking at the Battle of Britain, centenary celebrations and VE Day.

“During an after-school club the idea grew and children began to plan and budget for the memorial area.”

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles.

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles. - Credit: Archant


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Donations came from local businesses and with help from parents they created a fitting peaceful tribute to those who died during conflict.

Joining the opening celebration were two war veterans age 93 and 90 and the wife of a veteran.

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Also there were Wisbech Air Training Corps and somebody to play the last post.

The veterans gave a talk to the children about their experiences - one had served during the African campaign and the other was involved in D-Day at Normandy.

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles.

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles. - Credit: Archant

Mr Laing said: “We hope the idea can grow so that the garden is used for occasions like Remembrance Day.”

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles.

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles. - Credit: Archant

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles.

Opening of a new memorial garden at Kinderley School Tydd St Giles. - Credit: Archant

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