1245 Sunflower project
29th May 2014
Abbey Hill is running a sunflower project to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War. In recent weeks students have been sowing sunflower seeds in remembrance of the 1245 soldiers from Stockton that went off to war but did not return.
On Friday 16th May, students worked in their tutor groups to focus on the project. Individual soldiers from the 1245 memorial list were adopted, with further sunflower seeds being sown. There were also opportunities to reflect upon the war in writing to a First World War soldier. The day culminated in an assembly to present all the tributes and research completed.
10AG won the tutor competition for the most imaginative location to grow sunflowers with their tribute to the 1245.
The grown sunflowers will be cut down after the end of the school term and taken to Stockton's Parish Gardens for the tribute to the town's fallen which will begin at 11pm on August 4th.
Further details updated at http://1245sunflowers.org/