Sowing the poppy seed with Remembrance activities

Poppyscotland’s Poppy Places and Spaces campaign engages thousand of schools and has shown the depth of children’s understanding

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Each year in October and November, Poppyscotland receives correspondence from schools across the country requesting – among other things – learning packs, poppies and collecting tins. There is also a noticeable spike in use of our online resources and the Lady Haig Poppy Factory’s school-visit programme is always over-subscribed. Scottish schools are hugely important in helping future generations to understand Remembrance, as well as its wider significance.

Remembrance can be difficult to define. It is living, changing and a part of everyday life. It can be personal or shared, it can comfort ...

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