Video 2 of 2: Poppy seeds scattered by Grantham youngsters to mark war centenary

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Thousands of poppy seeds have been scattered on a patch of grass at Grantham Cemetery to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Come August, the mature tree at the centre of a small roundabout in the cemetery will be surrounded by beautiful poppies, thanks to Year 6 pupils of St Mary’s Primary School.

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Half the class walked to the roundabout on Tuesday afternoon, where some read out poems and prayers, and also excerpts from diary entries they imagined soldiers fighting in the war might write. They then set to work scattering poppy seeds across the grass, which has been fenced off to allow the flowers to grow.