Teri pupils remember the fallen with textile poppies

Around 300 first- and second-year pupils have spent the past few weeks designing and creating poppy artworks for public display.

This year marks the centenary of the First World War ending.

The youngsters have been learning a variety of new skills – including how to sew on a button.

The project is a collaboration between Developing our Young Workforce Borders, the school and the local branch of the Royal British Legion.

Teacher Sue Moncur said: “I have been fortunate in my career to have worked with some of the best names in the textiles and fashion business and I wanted to bring that experience to this course, developing projects that have a strong industry focus but maintain the creativity.

“I am very impressed with the respect and enthusiasm from the pupils for this poppy project and their willingness to learn new skills.

“I have many more exciting collaborative projects planned and thank the local industry, community and DYW for their support.”

Some of the project classes have worked in groups and adopted industry type roles such as quality controller, cutter and manager to get a taste real-life jobs in the local textile industry.

Hawick High headteacher Vicky Porteous added: “It’s fantastic to see our students working together on a project like this.

“They have been tasked with a real-life brief and they have all worked extremely hard as a group to produce some wonderful work for such an important cause.”

The final artworks will go on display in local shops around Hawick during the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

Article extracted from Border Telegraph.