News

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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Acclaimed Production of ‘Far Far From Ypres’ will tour Scotland this summer

22nd May 2018

ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION FEATURING BARBARA DICKSON WILL TOUR SCOTLAND TO COMMEMORATE 100 YEARS SINCE WW1 Far, Far From Ypres forms part of Scotland’s Armistice centenary programme 16 May 2018 A critically acclaimed multimedia production featuring renowned Scots performers including Barbara Dickson and Siobhan Miller is to embark on a commemorative tour of Scotland to mark the […]

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Staffin Primary School WINS Poppyscotland’s Poppy Places and Spaces Competition!

22nd May 2018

A school on the Isle of Skye has beaten off competition from scores of other schools across the country to win a prestigious learning competition organised by leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland. Primary 4-7 pupils at Bun-sgoil Stafainn (Staffin Primary School) will now receive up to £1,000 to bring their vision to life after their […]

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Poppy Exhibition at the NMS

27th April 2018

If you haven’t heard about it there is a fantastic new exhibition entitled ‘The Poppy: A Symbol of Remembrance’ now on at the National War Museum at Edinburgh Castle. The exhibition marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and tells the story of the origins of the poppy accumulating in its universal status as the symbol of […]

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Public Vote now OPEN for our Poppy Places and Spaces Competition!

24th April 2018

Our ever-popular Poppyscotland Learning Competition, which called on Scotland’s schools to explore the power of design as part of Remembrance and reflection, is now open to the public to decide the overall winner from a shortlist of six school entries via an online vote. Image above: ‘Snow Globe’ Shortlisted Design by Douglas Ewart High School, […]

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