Bake-off battle and poppy installation at Moyles Court supports Remembrance Day appeal

12th November 2015

Moyles Court History Club arranged a memorable ‘Remembrance Day Bake-Off’ as a Poppy Appeal fund raising activity. The students designed and created sold the most amazing and delicious homemade shortbread and cakes. A cheque for over £130 will be sent to the Royal British Legion.

The results of the Bake-Off were announced at their school assembly this week and the overall winner of the ‘Remembrance Bake-Off Award’ will go to Lucy Brimble and Rachel Goff in Year 9 for their design and authentic and traditional Red Cross Trench cake.

Also, on November 11th, pupils and staff gathered for their minute silence around the incredible poppy installation that was created by pupils in their Art and History clubs with help from Mr Roy Winspear, Head of Art and Mrs Ruth Butterfield, Head of History.

Georgia Vitty, Year 8 pupil, has driven the entire fundraising and awareness campaign. She was inspired by the poppy installation at the Tower of London and wanted to re-create an installation at Moyles Court. Georgia explains: “At history club we discussed how to raise money and awareness this year and I suggested the idea of creating out own poppy installation at the front of our school. We made 200 poppies with wire and tissue paper then covered with PVA glue. After our service all pupils and staff will be presented with a poppy, to remember the fallen.”

Headmaster, Richard Milner-Smith adds: “Our weekly History Club continues to provide an excellent forum for the exchange and discussion of ideas for our pupils and I am immensely proud of the pupils’ efforts and money raised for the Poppy Appeal. The pupils have been so engaged in the installation project and their commitment to make their vision become a reality is remarkable.”