Flowering Eco Poppies
Girls from our lunchtime Design & Technology Club have produced zero plastic, ‘plantable’ eco-poppies for Remembrance Day.
Spurred by our pupil-led initiative Project Zero – aiming to significantly reduce our environmental impact by our 150th anniversary in 2026 – students have created innovative ‘flowering’ poppies, using zero plastic. Working with special biodegradable paper, embedded with wild flower seeds, the girls have been assembling the laser-cut flowers using biodegradable glue in the design studios. After being worn, the poppies can be soaked in water then buried in earth, allowing the symbolic flowers to then grow, in homage to the poppies in the fields of Flanders.
Design & Technology Teacher, Ms Pearce, commented: “The girls have been so engaged with this project. These poppies are deeply symbolic: a poignant tribute to remember those who made sacrifices during the war, as well as representing hope for a more peaceful – and a greener – future.”
The poppies are now on sale at school – all proceeds will help to raise funds for The Royal British Legion.