A PRIMARY school has raised more than £100 for this year’s Poppy Appeal by creating a wall of poppies ... made from plastic bottles.

Burnham Primary School and Treetops Pre-school pupils raised £135 with their creations made of recycled ends of plastic bottles.

The poppies were hand painted and displayed on the school gates.

Children also donated 50p each to help with the fundraiser.

Maldon and Burnham Standard: More of the wall of poppies at Burnham Primary SchoolMore of the wall of poppies at Burnham Primary School

Ceilidh Embling, Emma Hatton and Sarah Robison and their team of PTA members at Burnham Primary School teamed up with Rhiannon Dyson and Terri Ewer from Treetops Pre-school to help the Royal British Legion with its fundraising.

PTA chair Ceilidh Embling saw the idea on social media site Pinterest and wanted to recreate it.

She said: “It was nice because it gave the children something to do during lockdown.

“We thought it would give the children something fun and positive to create while helping raise funds for the Poppy Appeal who this year are struggling with fundraising due to Covid.

“Not bad for a bit of old rubbish!

“We think the wall looks amazing and it has given the children and families a little buzz in an otherwise flat time.”