Pupils at a Scarborough primary school have made hundreds of poppies that will play a key role in their local church’s Remembrance Sunday centenary commemorations.

The 200 children at Overdale Community Primary School on Hawthorne Walk, Eastfield jumped at the chance to be part of a town-wide poppy-making project organised by Holy Nativity Church on Westway.

A floral tribute of poppies made by individuals and organisations throughout the town will be draped over the altar at the Remembrance morning service at the church, including the 200 poppies made by Overdale Primary School children.

The school and all the pupils were so enthusiastic to participate and felt very privileged to take part in such a moving tribute.

Helen Welford, parent-school advisor at Overdale

The children, aged from three to 11, made their own personalised poppy for the tribute out of a variety of materials and resources, including felt, crepe paper, buttons, glitter and painting paper plates.

The pupils then presented them to Eastfield and Osgodby Vicar, Revd. Samantha Taylor, at morning assembly when she visited the school.

‘The children were so proud to take part in this project and so excited when Revd. Sam came along to receive the poppies,’ added Helen.

Year 6 pupil Oliver Stabler said: ‘We took a lot of pride in making our poppies. Our teacher, Mrs Mills, explained to us what poppies symbolise.’

The project was coordinated at Westway Open Arms, the social action centre adjacent to Holy Nativity, where members of their art and craft group have also made poppies.

The poppies from Overdale School have been attached to the tribute along with others made by groups at: MorethanBooks Library, and those that attend St. Cecilia Day Care Centre, Jazz Court, Wise Owls Nursery, the Beavers and Cubs at 49 Eastfield Scouts, Braeburn School Nursery, Happy Jays Nursery, Busy Bees Nursery. Holy Nativity Church Little Lambs parent and toddler group, Holy Nativity Messy Church families, church congregation members and local residents who use Westway Open Arms.

The Remembrance Sunday service, to which all are welcome, will start at Holy Nativity at 10.30am.