Poppy plan for a record

Children in Derry Hill took part in an unusual world record attempt as part of the run-up to Remembrance Day.

On Thursday, youngsters at Rub a Dub Pre-school arrived dressed in red to try to form the largest poppy made from people.

Every year the children make poppies for a wreath, to be placed on the war memorial at Studley Lane, and take part in a parade through the village.

But this year staff and parents decided to do something extra and stage a world record attempt.

Staff marked out the shape of a poppy in the pre-school hall with string and arranged children around the shape. Then staff members stood in the middle of the poppy dressed in black.

Jane Clark, whose child attends the pre-school, said about 16 children took part and staff planned to write to the Guinness Book of Records to see if this could be the beginning of a new record.

She said: “We want to show that we as a pre-school care about Remembrance Day. There’s no record there already but it’s a good starting point and maybe next year we could get the school involved.

“The parents have been really supportive – its actually enthused people to come along and join in the march on Sunday.”


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree