STUDENTS and staff came together to create a Remembrance Day meadow out of hundreds of handmade poppies to mark the Armistice centenary.

Children from Chase Lane Primary School, in Dovercourt, and their teachers made clay poppies to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War ahead of Remembrance Day.

More than 500 poppies were made for the meadow after every pupil at the school got involved with the project.

The poppies have been hooked onto brass metal roads fixed into the ground outside of the school.

Suellen Earle, a teacher involved with the project, said the flowers looked brilliant and were free to blow in the wind.

She said: “Making the poppies has been an introduction to teaching the children the significant role that Harwich played in the war as a Naval base.

“We have, in addition, made two commemorative plaques which hang along the Royal British Legion display on the Navyard fence in Harwich.

“We have learned a lot about the sacrifice made by so many.”

The commemorative plaques are amongst about 2,000 knitted poppies made by residents from around the town.

“The poppies and plaques will be on display on the Navyard fencing until mid-November.