Field of Poppies 5th November 2008
Field of Poppies
To mark the ninety years since the end of the First World War ninety wooden poppies were ‘planted’ in the Heads Garden by thirty year nine history students in a special event held on Wednesday 5th November 2008. This was an act of special significance for Moseley School for in 1914/15 our school buildings (Spring Hill College) were used as a barracks by the young men who joined the 3rd Birmingham Pals battalion (later, 16th battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment). Many of these young men fought in the most famous battles of World War One, including the Somme. More than 650 battalion members were killed in action over the course of the war.
Many bodies were never recovered.
Field of Poppies 5th November 2008
 Year nine students were also involved in researching the stories of the young men who were trained at Moseley Barracks, producing a wall display to illustrate the great sacrifice made not only by these men but also by others from within the British armed forces recruited from many parts of the British Empire.
Field of Poppies 5th November 2008
 The event was supported by members of the Moseleians Association who sponsored it and worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make it such a great success. On the day we were joined by Terry Carter author of ‘The Birmingham Pals Battalions’ and Malcolm Hilton, Doreen Sedgwick and Dave Sedgwick who were dressed in contemporary uniform. Our visitors also participated in a very informative question and answer session with the students.
 This poignant, educational event was featured in ITV’s Central News on the same day and in the Birmingham
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