Pupils' touching poppy tribute at care home

Pupils surprised care home residents with by creating a touching field of poppies out of plastic bottle bottoms.

Friday, 9th November 2018, 2:30 pm
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 12:45 pm
West Rainton Primary School pupils's surprise poppy display at nearby Springfield Lodge Care Home. Alongside them is home resident veteran air gunner Tom Douglas.

Scores of the poppies were laid out on a lawn at Springfield Lodge Care Home, in North Street, West Rainton, to mark this Sunday's Armistice Day.

They were created by pupils at the nearby West Rainton Primary School along with the 1st Rainton Gate Brownies and the Durham Area Youth group.

West Rainton Primary School pupils Joe Bartlett, 10, and Rebecca Maughan, 9, with resident and Land Army member Hilda Bush.

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A mini remembrance service inside the home was also organised with residents invited to lunch at the school on Friday.

The church hosts its Remembrance Sunday service at 10.45am.