SCHOOL pupils were invited to a housing development to place remembrance poppies which they made from recycled materials.

Youngsters from Lawford C of E Primary School visited City and Country’s Manningtree Park development in Long Road, Manningtree, to place the poppies in front of the sales suite.

The pupils also placed poppies in Mistley and Lawford.

Jennifer Rhodes-Finch, Head of Marketing for City and Country, said: “Discovering and celebrating local history is always a highlight of City & Country’s work to restore and conserve architectural heritage.

“We are proud to be commemorating soldiers from the community with local pupils.

“We’d like to thank Lawford Primary School for joining us to pay our respects by planting these poppies at Manningtree Park.”

Abbie Fairbairn, Headteacher of Lawford C of E Primary School, added: “We believe it is important for us to keep talking about this history and take the time to remember all who played a part.

“The children were also fascinated by the chance to see the interactive plans of the development and were especially excited about the area for sheep and the playground.

“We thank City & Country for the invitation to be involved in this special event.”

Manningtree Park officially launched off-plan last month, offering one and two-bedroom apartments and one to five-bedroom houses.