Loughborough Schools Foundation commemorate the Centenary of WWI

Loughborough Schools Foundation commemorate the Centenary of WWI

Loughborough Schools Foundation marked the Centenary of WWI with a one-of-a-kind art installation, designed and built by John Marsden, who is a member of staff at the Grammar School.

Commemorating the 58 Loughborough Grammar School boys who fell in the first world war, the installation combines 15 mechanical poppies which are engineered to open and close when people hover to read the plaques detailing some of the former pupils who lost their lives.

John worked for 18 months on the project whilst Retired Deputy Head and Archivist John Weitzel, researched into the achievements and stories of the boys, whilst they were pupils at the Grammar School.

The installation is situated in the Orangery, in the Tower at Loughborough Grammar School and it is planned to make it available for members of the public to visit.

Loughborough Schools Foundation also commemorated the Centenary of WWI with a stunning service in the grounds of the Schools on Friday 9 November, bringing together over 2,000 pupils, staff, governors and former pupils in a poignant moment of remembrance.

With the Head pupils from Loughborough Grammar School, Loughborough High School, Loughborough Amherst School and Fairfield Prep School laying wreaths, this was a memorable event for the entire Foundation community to come together.

To find out more visit www.endowedschools.org

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