Mark of respect: poppies to form backdrop of Blayney High School's Anzac Day service

Blayney High School year 10 students Abby Connolly and Kate Redmond with some of the poppies that will form the backdrop to the school's Anzac Day service.
Blayney High School year 10 students Abby Connolly and Kate Redmond with some of the poppies that will form the backdrop to the school's Anzac Day service.

A sea of red poppies will form the backdrop to Blayney High School's Anzac Day service this year.

Inspired by the thousands of poppies that were installed outside the Tower of London last year to mark the centenary of World War I, students have been busy creating the poppies over the past week as a mark of respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The school's head teacher of technological and applied studies Tracey Nelson said year 9 and 10 students have been working diligently, piecing together the poppies, with the aim of creating around 500 to be displayed at the school as Australia commemorates 100 years since the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli.

Students will remember the fallen at their school service on Friday, April 24.

Ms Nelson said the students are also learning about the role Anzacs have played in Australian history while they make the poppies.

The poppies project is one of many Anzac related subjects currently underway at the school.

Computer studies students have been researching Anzac soldiers for posters to be placed around the school hall and the school's The Great War and Blayney District commemorations.