School to mark 100th anniversary of WWI ending
Written by Dan Williams on 14th May 2018
West Monmouth School recently decided to mark the 100th anniversary of WW1 ending, having past pupils who fell during WWI and WWII.
For Remembrance Day 2017, pupils made 113 ceramic poppies to represent each member of the Roll of Honor of the school. These poppies were displayed in the school grounds and later sold to raise funds for the British Legion.
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the Great War, the school community would like to plant an Orchard of Remembrance with one tree for each Old Boy who gave their lives in World War 1 or World War II.
Staff, pupils and governors are currently fundraising to purchase the trees and materials necessary for the project. Any surplus funds raised will be shared between the school and the local British Legion.
The project will link to many areas of the curriculum and will also bring together the community, many of whom have attended or been involved with the school over the years.
The school has created a Go Fund Me account to help with fundraising. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/west-monmouth-school-WW1-orchard