STUDENTS have been honouring the fallen by creating a ‘wall’ of poppies – with a human story attached to each.

Boys at Poole Grammar School were asked to each find a soldier to commemorate via the Every Man Remembered website, set up by the Royal British Legion and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The research was done as English homework and the boys placed inscriptions on paper poppies as part of their personal, social, health education (PSHE) studies.

They also produced a volume of poetry with a First World War theme, which is available for students, parents, governors and Old Grammarians.

Literacy adviser Karen Mallace-Goulbourne, who worked with learning resources centre manager Nicola Read on encouraging the boys’ research, said there were 1,000 paper poppies created.

“Some boys found relatives and were able to connect to them. Other people found people who had their own surname but were not linked to them, family-wise,” she said.

Carolyn Urquhart-Barham had her Year 9 English class writing poetry, while history teacher Adrian Pike got boys to write about World War One in lessons. Others produced written work as part of the school’s club.

The work was shown to parents at a coffee morning which raised funds for the Royal British Legion.

Mrs Mallace-Goulbourne said the work had inspired the students.

“It’s really created a buzz within the school The boys are very interested in it,” she said.