Larbert High School pupils get creative to honour armed forces personnel

Art and design students at Larbert High School have raised £300 for wounded, injured and sick armed forces personnel.

Art teachers Mhairi McAinsh and Ruth Hamilton came up with the initiative to mark Remembrance Day earlier this month and worked with three community art classes, studying for an SQA Creative Industries award, to make poppies which were then sold to pupils and staff within the school to raise funds for the Help for Heroes charity.

Mrs McAinsh said: “The pupils made the handmade poppies and attached handwritten vintage labels, to add an element of personal touch and nostalgia.

Larbert High School art pupils create poppies to raise funds for Help for Heroes

Unfortunately we were unable to sell them to the wider community due to COVID-19, but we got really positive feedback from staff and pupils and we could have sold double or triple the amount we made.”

Beth Miles, Help for Heroes’ marketing and fundraising director, said: “Help for Heroes is especially grateful to Larbert High School for choosing to support us this year.”

Larbert High School art pupils sold the poppies they created to raise over £300 for the Help for Heroes charity