To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a beautiful display of poppies was unveiled at Berkeley Homes' Winchester development, Knights Quarter, on Wednesday 4th November. Children from Henry's Kindergarten, who created the poppies alongside Harestock Primary School, were joined by Nursery Manager Lindsey Phillips-Jones and Ben Annetts, Sales and Marketing Director at Berkeley Homes, to acknowledge Remembrance Day and remember our fallen soldiers, both past and present.
The stunning display of poppies was created by a selection of children across Winchester, from two primary schools in the city. Children from Henry's Kindergarten hand-crafted over 30 poppies made from painted salt dough and mounted onto garden canes. In addition, Harestock Primary School donated 30 poppies to add to the display, which were also mounted onto garden canes and 'planted' at the development. The resulting field of poppies has created a glorious vision of colour outside Berkeley Homes' development at Knights Quarter and is the perfect mark of respect for the fallen.
Ben Annetts, Sales and Marketing Director Berkeley Homes Southern, said: "I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to the children of Henry's Kindergarten and Harestock Primary School for creating such a striking display of poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. This is the first time that such an important event has been celebrated at Knights Quarter, and the children have done a fantastic job in creating these poppies to honour everyone that has served in the military. At Berkeley, we are proud that community is at the heart of everything we do, and this event has been great way to engage with the local Winchester community, and bring such an important anniversary to the children's attention."
Deputy Nursery Manager at Henry's Kindergarten, Laura Fisher, comments: "Our children have been working really hard to create some beautiful poppies for Berkeley's Remembrance Day display at Knights Quarter. The pre-school children made their poppies out of salt dough before painting them, and the younger children opted for environmentally friendly creations made out of fir cones they had collected. Emilia and Darcie then visited the development with our nursery manager Lindsey, to proudly show off their artwork."
Celia Bailey, member of the Inclusion Team at Harestock Primary School, comments: "The children from Harestock Primary School take part in a whole school Remembrance activity each year. This year due to being in class 'bubbles' we are unable to come together in person to commemorate fallen service men and women from all over the world. As a school the children have enjoyed having time to reflect under our 'Remembrance Tree' and we thought that by sharing our Poppies with the wider community more people could enjoy the children's amazing poppy creations."
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. Recently launched, Knights Quarter comprises one, two and three-bedroom apartments, penthouses and four and five-bedroom townhouses, complete with a range of exclusive on-site amenities, including a concierge service and residents' gym just minutes from Winchester city centre.
Prices at Knights Quarter start from £320,000. For further information on the development, please call 01962 657 243 or visit our website www.berkeleygroup.co.uk.