Havering Adult College students create poppies to be displayed in libraries across the borough
PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 November 2018
Havering Adult College
Learners at Havering Adult College’s Bower Park centre have been taking part in the Poppy Project which aims to display 1,000 of the red flowers in the borough’s libraries to mark Armistice Day.
The Poppy Project is a Havering Libraries initiative and will be taking place throughout November.
The poppies were lovingly hand-crafted by Education 4 Independence (E4I) learners in a range of art techniques, including paint and collage and are currently on display at Upminster Library.
Students are already making preparations for next year, planting some actual poppy seeds which put their teamwork skills to the test.
Education 4 Independence (E4I) helps learners with learning difficulties and disabilities gain independence and improve their life skills 50 weeks of the year.
All courses focus on developing the skills and understanding required to become more independent, with learners working towards nationally recognised accreditations.
E41 teacher Sarah Keen said: “I saw a poster for the project on a recent visit to the library and thought it would be a nice thing for us to be a part of.
“Everyone had a great time: we learnt to collage, use different methods for painting and even how to trace.”