To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a beautiful display of poppies was unveiled at Berkeley Homes' Rudgwick development, Barleycroft, on Wednesday 4thNovember. Children from Pennthorpe Preparatory School, who created the poppies, were joined by their Head of Art and Design Liza O'Shea and the Barleycroft Sales Team to acknowledge Remembrance Day and honour our fallen soldiers, both past and present.
Children from Pennthorpe Preparatory School hand-crafted over 100 poppies, created from recycled plastic bottles that they painted and mounted onto garden canes to 'plant' at the development. The resulting field of poppies has created a glorious vision of colour outside Berkeley Homes development at Barleycroft and is the perfect mark of respect for the fallen.
Ben Annetts, Sales and Marketing Director Berkeley Homes Southern, said: "I would like to express a huge thank you to the children at Pennthorpe Preparatory School for creating such a striking tribute to mark this momentous occasion. At Berkeley Homes, community is at the heart of everything we do, and this event has been great way to engage with the local Rudgwick community and bring this historic anniversary to the children's attention. This is the first time that we have celebrated such an important event at Barleycroft, but after seeing the beautiful work of the children this year, I am sure that this is something we will be keen on carrying on at our developments in years to come."
Head of Art and Design at Pennthorpe Preparatory School, Mrs Liza O'Shea, comments: "We are delighted to contribute to the field of poppies, it has been a great chance to make some recycled art, which involves so many of our community; from those that donated plastic bottles to the Year 7 pupils that made the flowers.
Berkeley Homes works with communities to enhance neighbourhoods and amenities, as well as encouraging local people to get involved with events and projects to inspire community spirit. Barleycroft is an exclusive collection of stylish two to five-bedroom houses situated in the quaint village of Rudgwick, close to the Sussex/Surrey border, and just 15 minutes from the bustling market town of Horsham.
Prices at Barleycroft start from £404,950. For further information on the development, please call 01403 885 434 or visit our website www.berkeleygroup.co.uk.