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The forgotten role of valiant Indian troops in the First World War – The Battle of Neuve Chapelle ends on this day in 1915

13th March 2017

On this day in 1915, British and Indian forces ended their three-day assault on the German trenches near the village of Neuve Chapelle in northern France, the first offensive launched by the British in the spring of 1915. Some eight hundred thousand Indian troops fought in the First World War, and not just on the Western […]

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International Woman’s Day Special – The Women Behind The Poppy

8th March 2017

As early as 1918, the year the First World War ended, poppies became popular as an icon of public Remembrance due to the work of Anna Guerin of France and Moina Michael of the USA. They took Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae’s famous poem, “In Flanders Fields” and devised a practical way of raising vital funds for wartime […]

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The Winning Letters from the ‘Letters Home’ Competition 2016

2nd March 2017

On 1st March 2017 we announced the Winners and Runners Up of our ‘Letters Home’ Competition 2016. Our two very proud and deserving winners were Rowan Harbottle, a P5 pupil from Portpatrick Primary School (Primary category) and Finlay Waddell, a S3 pupil from Aberdeen Grammar School. Finlay proudly holding his official Poppyscotland Winners Certificate. Photo Credit: Jim […]

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Winners & Runners Up Announced in our ‘Letters Home’ Competition 2016

1st March 2017

WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN POPPYSCOTLAND’S ‘LETTERS HOME’ COMPETITION The names of winners of Poppyscotland’s national schools competition have been unveiled from an entry list of more than 1,000 schoolchildren. Our Letters Home Competition 2016 was an opportunity for school-age children to reflect on what life was like for soldiers fighting in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago. They were […]

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Letters Home Competition: Winners & Runners Up to be announced tomorrow!

28th February 2017

The two winners and six runners up of our ‘Letters Home’ Competition will be announced tomorrow, Wednesday 1st March on our Poppyscotland Learning website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Make sure to check out our news page tomorrow to see the results! Background Every year Poppyscotland provides schools throughout Scotland with a wealth of resources to […]

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Riverside Primary ‘This Morning’ style TV programme whole school remembrance assembly

9th January 2017

Based in our Poppyscotland Glasgow office we the Poppyscotland Learning Team do not always hear about all of the amazing Poppyscotland fundraising events and activities that schools’ organise and deliver so skillfully and successfully during the annual Poppy Appeal and in the lead up to Remembrance Sunday. While I’m mentioning it I would just like to say that we would absolutely love to hear from more schools about […]

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Epic Crawick Multiverse Poppy Tribute – with video

15th December 2016

We were extremely proud to learn about the hundreds of school children who created a poppy display at Crawick Multiverse in Dumfries and Galloway ahead of Remembrance Day. The poppies were arranged at Crawick Multiverse with assistance from an artist, and pupils from Sanquhar and Kelloholm Primaries, Closeburn House School and Sanquhar Academy. The pupils made about 400 […]

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Special report just in from the Poppy Girls at Killermont Primary School!

6th December 2016

The Poppyscotland Learning Team were lucky enough this morning to be sent through a short report with a couple of photos about the P6 ‘poppy girls’ at Killermont Primary School from their headteacher Elspeth Smith. The girls, with the help of their parents and teachers, were able to raise an extremely enterprising £245 for Poppyscotland. Great work girls! Have a read about their fundraising […]

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Ever wondered what happens after you’ve donated? Watch our Who We Help video featuring ex-soldier Stuart Proudfoot

5th December 2016

So what happens after you’ve successfully mounted your own unique bake sale or poppy-making project? You’ve worked super hard, made it a great success, counted your money and sent us your cheque…then what? Well if you have 5 minutes sit back and enjoy our case study video about Stuart Proudfoot one of the ex-servicemen Poppyscotland has helped with YOUR support. Our […]

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St Mary’s Melrose School pupils’ merino wool poppies & stunning portraiture

22nd November 2016

Pupils from St Mary’s Melrose School have mesmerised us with their merino wool poppies and amazing art inspired by the Poppy Appeal. We were delighted to hear via their very lovely teacher Deborah Wood that children from Kindergarten to Form 8 (13 year olds) made their own unique poppies to sell to the public using felt – with a little stitch or two […]

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