Pupils at Garstang St Thomas’ Primary School returned from the half term break to find one poignant and unseasonable poppy had sprung up in the school garden just in time to mark Remembrance Day.
The poppy appeared in a tyre “rubble garden”, which had been created by the children for Easter and included a hand-made crucifix.
But whilst many poppies had been planted on the school site, no seeds had been put in the rubble garden area, which makes the appearance of the poppy seem all the more curious.
Children at St Thomas have been researching the 19 men killed during WW1 who are named on the Garstang War Memorial which formed the basis of their Whit Float entry in May.
19 children, dressed as the men, with a standard costume adapted with the correct medals, regimental colours and ranks took part in the parade along with other children dressed as poppies.
Each child carried a speech bubble with a little information about the man they were honouring and posed in the school garden for photos – on the site where the poppy has now germinated.