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Gunwharf Quays partners with local special school to create Remembrance Sunday poppy display

Posted: 8th November 2018

Gunwharf Quays has partnered with Heathfield School in Fareham, which offers supported learning to children with moderate and severe learning difficulties, to create a poppy-themed art display that will commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

On Sunday 11th November 2018, visitors to Central Square at Gunwharf Quays will be able to see a collection of over 100 hand-crafted poppies created by the children at Heathfield School using recycled materials collected at the outlet shopping centre.

The children, who are all aged between 3 and 11 years old, created the poppies as part of their sensory play programme which helps to develop language, cognitive growth, motor skills and social interaction.

Yvonne Clay, Senior Marketing Manager at Gunwharf Quays, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Heathfield School this year to help to commemorate the end of WWI with a poignant and truly unique art display within Gunwharf Quays.

“We challenged the children to create the poppies from recyclable materials donated by Gunwharf Quays, such as plastic water bottles, as part of our ongoing environmental project to help highlight the importance of recycling within our community. We can’t wait to unveil the results of their hard work to our visitors this weekend, and we’re encouraging our guests to share pictures of the display on social media and donate to the Poppy Appeal at our Guest Relations Suite.”