Lest We Forget - Stratford School Academy Students mark Remembrance Day with moving poppy display made from recycled plastic bottles

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Posted on 11th Nov 2021

Students at Stratford School Academy have been working extra hard this week to create their very own poppy installation and commemorate Remembrance Day on Thursday 11th November.

Students across all year groups joined forces and stayed after school to create the poppies made from recycled plastic bottles. The simple yet beautiful idea was a great way to mark the occasion in an environmentally conscious way.

The work was inspired by the Tower of London’s public art installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ which was installed to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War back in 2014.

We hope that the installations at our Grosvenor Road and Upton Lane school sites, provide a beautiful focal point for residents to commemorate Remembrance Day and remember those who lost their lives fighting for our country.


Newham residents can view the installations from the gates at either school site:


Stratford School Academy

Grosvenor Road Site,

Forest Gate

E7 8JA


Stratford School Academy

Upton Lane Site,

Forest Gate

E7 9PR




Year 10 students at Upton Lane

Nasim M, Sulaiman A and Ameen A, Fatima Z, Bansi M, Samiha I and Benjaminas T


Royal British Legion - Poppy Appeal