PRIMARY school children have created the ‘wow factor’ with an impressive display of hundreds of felt poppies.

The display of 300 poppies was created by year 6 pupils at Mobberley Primary School as part of this year’s Remembrance commemorations in the village.

The poppies were created from red and black felt, and glued to a hessian background.

The display can be seen on the grass area in front of the war memorial at St Wilfrid’s Church in the village for two weeks, which takes in Remembrance Day.

The display was the school’s Young Leaders community action project, and is supporting the village’s Poppy Project, which has seen the Knit and Natter group create a display of 1,200 knitted and crocheted poppies in front of the soldier sculpture at The Victory Hall in Mobberley.

A group of women from the group, led by Anne Holloway, run a knitting club at the school on a Monday.Knutsford Guardian:

Last year’s Young Leaders at the primary school raised money for the materials for its poppy display by placing loose change jars in each classroom.

The fundraising idea raised £110, with year 1 children raising the most money in their jar, winning them a popcorn and film treat.

The total was boosted by an ice lolly sale, with the village Co-op donating a large number of lollies for the fundraiser. The lollies were sold at break times and raised more than £200.

In total the pupils raised £313 for the display, which was taken forward by the current Young Leaders, who worked hard on creating the poppies and put the display together.

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Teacher Clare Kozyra said: “The display of poppies is really impressive, and has the ‘wow factor’.

“I am really proud of the achievement of last year’s Young Leaders in raising an amazing £313, and it has been great to have this year’s year 6 get involved with the Young Leaders scheme and take the project forward.

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“Last year’s children worked together towards a common goal, and this year’s year 6 have been proud to be involved in making something that will be on show for the village to enjoy.

“They are remembering something which is a significant part of our country’s and village’s history.”

Members of 1st Mobberley Brownies contributed poppies to the display.