The school was honoured to be chosen by The Royal British Legion to plant poppy seeds in the rose garden at 10 Downing St. today as part of the Centenary Poppy Campaign.
Children this morning went to the Prime Minister’s London residence and planted poppy seeds with David Cameron to promote the nationwide appeal to cover the UK with poppies during the centenary period in commemoration of all those who lost their lives in the First World War.
The school’s representatives were confident and assured as they spoke to the Prime Minister and the assembled media about the first World War. Mr Cameron commented that the children were very knowledgeable and ‘knew their dates’, while Number 10’s digital press officer was impressed the children’s confidence and articulacy.
What made the day even more exciting was the children had no idea who they were going to meet until they turned up at the famous black door. They were taken up the grand staircase, passing pictures of every past Prime Minister, and enjoyed refreshments until the Prime Minister was scheduled to meet us.
As well as planting some seeds in the rose garden itself, we also planted some in troughs which we brought back to school to grow here.
The school would like to thank Helen and Becky from The Royal British Legion for giving us this wonderful opportunity and to the staff of Number 10 for making the children feel very welcome in such as special building. We hope we helped to heighten awareness of the campaign.