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Tommy Silhouette donated to Norfolk school to remember those who fell in First World War

Queen's Hills Primary School youngsters with the 6ft Shadow Tommy that has been presented to the school to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Queen's Hills Primary School youngsters with the 6ft Shadow Tommy that has been presented to the school to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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A life-sized figure of a soldier who fell during the First World War will help teach the latest generation about remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

As part of the There But Not There project, the Tommy Silhouettes are being installed across the nation, ahead of Remembrance Day next month.

And Costessey Town Council paid for one of the figures to be installed at Queen’s Hill Primary School.

Penny Sheppard, head teacher at Queen’s Hill Primary, said: “We are very grateful to Costessey Town Council, who have donated us a Tommy Silhouette.

“As a school, we commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War in the summer with a community event, which was also supported by the British Legion.

“A number of our children are from services families, as are some of our staff, so Remembrance Day is very important to us.”

It comes as this newspaper continues its Fields of Remembrance campaign to honour those who fought and fell in the First World War.

We have teamed up with Norwich Cathedral, King’s Lynn Minster, Great Yarmouth Minster and the Royal British Legion with the aim of creating a Norfolk-wide memorial to those whose gave their lives or whose lives where irreversibly affected.

The cathedral and the minsters will each set aside a space to create the fields of remembrance.

There are three key elements to the campaign:

We are calling on people to pay respects by purchasing a wooden-backed poppy at one of the three locations hosting a field.

We are encouraging communities to create their own fields of remembrance and we are pledging to support and give coverage to anyone doing something to honour those fought and during the conflict.

Wooden backed poppies are available from all the locations hosting a field, the RBL and Archant offices in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

To let us know about an event your community is hosting email: sabrina.johnson@archant.co.uk

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