Gold poppy brooch for Kirsten

Kirsten Fell receives her award
Kirsten Fell receives her award

A Dunbar Grammar School pupil received a gold poppy brooch for her contribution in marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Kirsten Fell, who is in S5, was the speaker at the UK and Commonwealth Service of Remembrance at Glasgow Cathedral back in August.

Rev Norman Drummond, Chairman of the Scottish World War 1 Commemorations Panel, visited the school to speak to an assembly. He told how Kirsten’s school visit to the Battlefields of France in May 2013 led her to write a moving tribute to a soldier who died. Senior government organisers of the event were so impressed that she was given the opportunity to read it at the service, broadcast live across the Commonwealth countries that day.

Kirsten plans to keep the brooch safe for future generations. S3 pupils will be visiting the battlefields next May.