Students from the workstart and lifestart courses, along with school link courses in Falkirk – backed by some ACE and pathfinders learners – have been staying busy painting poppies on stones over the last few days, with some adding initials of friends and relatives who have served in the forces and will displaying them near all three FVC campuses to mark Remembrance Day on Wednesday.
They hope their fellow students and FVC staff will make a donation online to acknowledge their artistic works and the importance of the cause.
Jackie Innes, FVC’s operations manager for business and communities, said: “Having initially seen the idea for Poppy Stones on Facebook, I thought it would be a great idea for our students to get involved within their Art/Enterprise classes.
“Due to the current Covid pandemic, Poppy Scotland are unable to sell and collect donations on the same scale as they have in previous years, hopefully with our
students getting involved in this way, our displays on each campus will encourage staff and students to make a small donation for a very worthwhile cause.
“I would like to thank all students and staff that have been involved, I have been delighted with the engagement is this idea and really impressed by the creativity and
talent our students and staff have shown.”
Visit www.poppyscotland.org.uk for more information.