Our contribution to the Remembrance Day Yarn Bombing in Tring

To mark the centennial of the First World War, the Tring Yarn Bomb group are making hundreds of knitted poppies which are being sold in aid of the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes, PDSA, Four Paws and Save the Children. Members of staff have been part of this work.

The Tring Yarn Bomb group will be focusing on the animals of the First World War and making red, white and purple poppies, with a public display in Church Square all week outside Tring Parish Church of knitted and crocheted poppies, animals and flags. These have been much admired by our pupils.

Over 20,000 poppies have decorated the streets of Tring to remember those who died in World War One, especially the 116 men from the town who lost their lives 100 years ago

Every bench in Tring has either a red, white or purple crocheted poppy cover representing remembrance, peace or the contribution of the animals in conflict; this connects so well with the history of our school site. Within days of the declaration of war,  7th August, as a result of the annual Agricultural Show held in Tring Park, local horses of every size and breed were requisitioned, numbered and catalogued ready for war.  What became of them is not known, but it is most unlikely than any were ever returned to their owners.