Watch now – ‘The Poppy Story’ book animation

27th June 2019

Following the launch of ‘The Poppy Story’, Poppyscotland Learning is proud to present this beautifully animated version of the book, available to watch now in both English and Gaelic. ‘The Poppy Story’, complete with colourful illustrations by Alfredo Belli, follows the idea of the development of the Poppy as a symbol of remembrance from the […]

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BREAKING NEWS! Announcing our Learning Competition winners…

20th May 2019

We are delighted to announce the winners of our BREAKING NEWS: WAR IS OVER! Learning Competition, delivered in partnership with STV News. The competition asked pupils to present how they would report the end of the First World War if it happened in the modern day, and, after five furious weeks of voting which saw […]

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Introducing… Bud!

2nd May 2019

This week, Poppyscotland has launched its ground-breaking new project that aims to explore a contemporary understanding of remembrance. Known as ‘Bud’, the 18-tonne truck transforms into an interactive learning space and will travel to schools and events across the country over the coming years.   First to receive a visit from Bud were the pupils […]

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VOTE for your winner of Poppyscotland’s BREAKING NEWS: WAR IS OVER! Learning Competition

22nd March 2019

We are very excited to reveal the shortlisting for our BREAKING NEWS: WAR IS OVER! Learning Competition and announce that voting is now open! For the latest instalment of our popular annual learning competition, Poppyscotland Learning and STV News invited pupils across Scotland to think about how they would report the end of the First […]

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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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