Blog: News

Announcing Veterans’ Voices – and how you can get involved.

28th February 2019

We are pleased to announce Veterans’ Voices, an exciting new project from Poppyscotland Learning. Veterans’ Voices will be a unique resource of a high quality film archive of interviews with veterans of military conflict from 1939 to the present day, who are living in Scotland. Our ambition is to capture as many of these personal recollections, so […]

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The aftermath – Poppyscotland host VR learning workshops at WW100 Scotland’s Education Day.

14th December 2018

On Thursday 6th December WW100 Scotland hosted a collaborative education event at the National Museum of Scotland focusing of the aftermath of WW1, and Poppyscotland was there to deliver an interactive learning workshop entitled ‘Poppies: Past and Present’. Delivered in partnership with Abertay University’s School of Design and Informatics, these workshops invited secondary school pupils to […]

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Poppyscotland afternoon held at Pittenweem Primary School!

23rd November 2018

We love to hear about all of the inventive ways in which schools mark remembrance and fundraise during Poppy Appeal. On Friday 9th November, the pupils at Pittenweem Primary School worked in their school houses to fundraise for Poppyscotland by holding a Poppyscotland afternoon. Pupils in each school house – Barn Owls, Wildcats, Foxes and Golden Eagles – organised and […]

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St Mary’s School in Melrose get creative to achieve their 1918 Poppy Pledge!

20th November 2018

Children and their families at St Mary’s School in Melrose have been busy creating and selling 770 individually handmade felt poppies to fundraise towards their 1918 Poppy Pledge. Their hard work has truly paid off, with the project raising over £2000! Deborah Wood, Head of Art at St Mary’s School, says: “We really enjoyed getting behind the 1918 Poppy Pledge […]

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Poppies on the catwalk, poetry and poppies in the park: approaching Remembrance Day.

9th November 2018

With Poppy Appeal well underway, the Poppyscotland Learning team have been delighted to hear all about the many inspiring and thoughtful ways that schools, young people and communities all over Scotland have been commemorating as we approach Remembrance Day.   Poppyscotland was proud to be represented by 17 year old Georgi Watson at the FashionABLE […]

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Veterans’ war memories given life in innovative virtual reality remembrance project.

7th November 2018

Poppyscotland Learning has collaborated with Abertay University in Dundee to produce ‘Their Memory’, a prototype VR simulation that sees players explore the real-life memories of those who have served their country across various major conflicts. Poignant, humorous and harrowing experiences are brought to life in the project, which sees a total of seven veterans share […]

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Watch ‘Poppy paper animation: Poppyscotland Learning’, our new short film!

2nd November 2018

The Poppyscotland Learning team are pleased to present our new short film ‘Poppy paper animation: Poppyscotland Learning’, created by award-winning Animation Film Maker and Paper Artist Eleanor Stewart. Featuring handcrafted paper models, the film is a brief showcase of the range of resources and learning materials available to teachers and young people through the Poppyscotland […]

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Poppyscotland Learning presents: ‘The Poppy Story’

31st October 2018

Poppyscotland Learning is proud to present ‘The Poppy Story’, a new book aimed at children aged four to eight years old. The book follows the idea of the development of the Poppy as a symbol of remembrance from the poem In Flanders Fields, and how it is used to raise money and help those who […]

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Introducing our 2018 learning pack and posters!

6th September 2018

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our 2018 learning pack, including four brand new Poppyscotland Learning posters! These posters are all themed around the centenary of the end of the First World War and our Thank You campaign, and are presented in both English and Gaelic. Our free learning pack also includes our […]

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Poppy Spaces & Places Learning Competition 2017 winners make their winning design a reality!

6th September 2018

Since being announced as the winners of Poppyscotland Learning’s Poppy Spaces & Places learning competition 2017 in May earlier this year, pupils and staff at Bun-sgoil Stafainn (Staffin Primary School) on the Isle of Skye have been working alongside the local community to make their winning memorial garden design a reality. Thanks to their winning combination […]

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