Asked if we were interested in painting poppies for good causes, our answer was a resounding yes! Whitby Kiln‘s idea was to install a curtain of ceramic poppies in their shop window with poppies glazed by pupils and staff of Fyling Hall as well as the local community. All year groups have been involved in adding a coloured glaze to a ceramic poppy which was then fired back at Whitby Kiln’s studio. The 150 poppies were then hung in the studio’s window to launch our month of November poppy appeal joint fundraiser.
Whitby Kiln commented, Head of Art “Hema Gillings did a marvellous job co-ordinating this mass painting project.” They continued, “We couldn’t have done this without the support and help of the Fyling Hall School community so thank you to all the children and teachers who helped to paint this magnificent display in a beautiful array of colours. Thank you also to our studio potter Bill Thomas for helping Martina to make the poppies from scratch and to Katy Hudson for helping Martina hang the display. Much gratitude to each and every one of you!”
Once this beautiful Remembrance window poppy display comes down pupils will be able to buy back the poppy, they painted in order to raise money for local veterans with a percentage donated to Fyling Hall’s chosen charities for the year, NeoAngels and Whitby Wildlife Sanctuary. For those living locally, please stop to have a look when passing on Skinner Street. Or pop into the studio Wed – Sun 12pm to 5pm to try painting poppies for Remembrance Day and good causes.