It may have been the largest poppy seen in Canberra, but there wasn’t a flower in sight.
Almost 600 students from St John Paul II College in Nicholls have come together to form a giant human poppy as part of Remembrance Day commemorations.
The students’ efforts, which were captured in time-lapse footage filmed with a drone, took several months of preparation to get the design the right.
In the end, it took more than half an hour for the hundreds of students to assemble on the school’s oval in the shape of the poppy as a mark of respect.
The school’s defence transition mentor Vicki Walsh said the large human poppy was a unique way to honour Australian troops who have died in service, as well as ones still serving overseas.