HSD Remembers

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The High School of Dundee Remembers

Jute poppies

To mark the centenary of the end of the conflict, the High School of Dundee is organising a unique art installation in remembrance of those who fell in the Great War.

The School’s Pillars will be transformed as they are decorated with more than 2,000 handmade poppies in a tribute to those who gave their lives in the four years that changed the world: 1914-1918.

The School is immensely proud of all of our former pupils and staff members who served in the First World War, and we hope our installation will be a fitting commemoration of their bravery.

In recognition of the vital contribution of Dundee’s women to the war effort, the symbolic flowers are being made from jute, the material which was used within the city’s mills to manufacture the sandbags which lined the Allied trenches of the Western Front.

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The poppy

In order to raise money for Poppy Scotland, and to provide the High School community with a chance to purchase a unique and lasting memento, the School is also making identical jute poppies available for sale for £5 each.

Proceeds will go to the charity, which provides support for Scotland’s Armed Forces community.

You can buy poppies by clicking on the button below or by contacting the Development Office on 01382 202921, email development@highschoolofdundee.org.uk 

Centenary events

The poppy installation is just one of a series of events being organised by the School to mark the centenary.

In addition to our traditional Remembrance Parade on 9 November, a musical concert will take place in Trinity Hall on 8 November, an exhibition focusing on the impact of the Great War on one High School family will be available to view from November, as will an exhibition of WW1-themed artwork created by current pupils. 

Details of the programme of events can also be found here.

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