Field of Peace

Broughton Hall High School, West Derby, Liverpool created their own version of Paul Cummins’ “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Blood”.

All of the 1,200 Pupils and 100 staff made their own 12” poppy which they took outside to form a human “Field of Peace” in front of the school’s newly constructed WWI Memorial Garden.

Poppy wreaths were laid, and a two minutes silence was held whilst “The Last Post” was played.

After which the poppies were made into a vertical “Field of Peace” which formed the back drop to a service of commemoration that was held in the evening.

At the evening event music and drama took place attended by representatives from the school and local community and the Liverpool Pals Society.

Once again wreaths were laid followed by a two minutes silence and “The Last Post” in a candle- lit ceremony in The Memorial Garden. Light refreshments were available while guests view an historical exhibition on WWI.

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