HSD Remembers:Striking poppy installation unveiled

School Pillars decorated with over 2,000 jute poppies in remembrance of those who fell in the Great War

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The High School of Dundee has unveiled a unique art installation in remembrance of those who fell in the Great War.

The School’s Pillars have been transformed after being 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.

In recognition of the vital contribution of Dundee’s women to the war effort, the symbolic flowers have been 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.

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 order to raise money for the charity Poppy Scotland, we are also making identical jute poppies available for sale. You can find out more about our unique commemoration, and buy poppies, here.

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 of WW1-themed artwork created by current pupils will be available to view from next week, and an exhibition focusing on the impact of the Great War on one High School family has already gone on display.

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