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Read and/ or perform the stunning production of ‘The Beaches of St Valery’ using the original script by Stuart Hepburn. This powerful play recounts one man’s experiences of the Battle of St Valery in 1940. Originally produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór. Prepare to be spellbound! #StValery80 Playwright: Dr. […]
Originally produced by A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Oran Mor in Glasgow the critically acclaimed ‘The Beaches of St Valery’, is Stuart Hepburn’s powerful play recounting one man’s experiences during and after the Battle of St. Valery in June 1940, France. Watch the play or read the play script and answer the […]
Remember Grampian TV? Watch this 8-minute clip from their highly engaging 1980 documentary, ‘St Valery: Last Post for the 51st’. St Valery survivors tell their stories: “It was like a bee trying to sting an elephant. That’s my opinion anyway. We had no chance.” #StValery80.
This reading and research activity introduces learners to the part Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Victor Fortune and Erwin Rommel played in the Battle of St. Valery in June 1940. #St.Valery.
On 12th June 1940, Jack Low was a 21 year-old Scottish soldier with the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. He was also part of the 21,000-strong 51st Highland Division who that morning had been forced to surrender to the Germans at St. Valery-en-Caux in France. Marched and then put on cattle trucks to POW camps in […]
Davy Steele and the Battlefield Band’s haunting song ‘The Beaches of St. Valery’ is at once a hymn to soldiers and heartfelt tribute to Davy’s father and uncle who were involved in the last stand at St. Valery-en-Caux. Listen to this achingly moving song here. Questions are included to help young learners / home-schoolers reflect […]
The Poppyscotland Learning team are extremely pleased to present our new short film ‘Paper Poppy Story’ (2019) created by award-winning Animation Film Maker and Paper Artist Eleanor Stewart. This engaging film aimed at Second and Third Level learners and above tells the story of how the Poppy became the symbol of remembrance around the world. […]
The Scottish Poppy Appeal (Jack Alexander, 2011). Jack Alexander, author of McCrae’s Battalion, provides a comprehensive history of Poppyscotland.
PowerPoint presentation which can be used at school assemblies for Third Level students. The presentation is focused on why it is important for us to remember past conflicts and what remembrance means today.
PowerPoint presentation which can be used at a remembrance assembly in schools or colleges. This presentation outlines the effect of the First World War on the nation.
Download our Poppyscotland’s Schools Fundraising Leaflet and discover fun and enterprising ways in which you can raise money for the Poppy Appeal in the run up to Remembrance Day.
PowerPoint presentation about remembrance and Armistice which could be shown at a school assembly. This presentation explains through the use of photos and short sections of text the history of Armistice Day.
Poppy Paper Recycling Challenge. Learners are challenged to dream up new and exciting ways of creatively re-using off cut poppy paper (which can be obtained from the Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory via Poppyscotland). Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one accessible document which is easily to downloadable as a Word or PDF file.
Copy of the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae.
Poppyscotland Research Challenge. In the week before Remembrance Sunday learners are challenged to create a powerful, bright and interesting display somewhere in their school so students and visitors can get information about what the day means and what work Poppyscotland does with veterans today. Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one easy to […]
Scottish War Poets Challenge and ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ Challenge. Learners are challenged to read and research Scottish War poets and learn about the poem ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ by John McCrae. They are also challenged to use their research to create a biographical piece about one of the poets. Learners are also encouraged to use their imagination and knowledge […]
Remembrance Assembly Challenge. Learners are challenged to plan and lead a whole school assembly sharing their own songs, poems, and art work, with an invited guest from Poppyscotland, or a local veteran etc. Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one document which is easy to download as a Word or PDF file.
Poppy Product Challenge. Learners are challenged to design new products for Poppyscotland such as jewellery, wrapping paper, T-shirts, cards, event posters, bookmarks, calendars (showing local people and places) etc. Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one document for ease of access and download. Available in Word or PDF versions.
The Iraq War Play Challenge. Using the National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Black Watch’ play as a model, write and stage a play about soldiers from your local area who fought in either of the wars in Iraq. Teacher’s notes and student’s notes combined into one document for ease of download.
International Display Challenge. Learners are challenged to design and create a display which details how other countries around the World commemorate people who have fought and died in conflicts. Teacher’s notes and students’ notes are combined into one document for ease of download.
Earl Haig: Brilliant or Butcher Debate for Second & Third Level. Using the resources contained within this challenge write a speech (For & Against) for an upcoming debate on the founder of Poppyscotland: Earl Haig. Teacher’s notes and student’s notes contained within the one challenge document.
First World War Museum Challenge. Create a mobile exhibition of research and original pieces of work which can be presented within the establishment or local community e.g. library, museum. Teacher’s notes & student’s notes are contained within the one document.
First World War Timeline Challenge. Your challenge is to create a timeline showing what caused The First World War and how it unfolded. A number of different activities are also suggested through the use of support materials. Teacher’s notes & student’s notes are contained within the one document.
The Falklands War Documentary Challenge. Learners are challenged to make a documentary (using digital resources) about The Falklands War. Teacher’s notes & Students’ notes are contained within the one exciting challenge document.
Assembly highlighting the significance of war memorials in remembrance.
Planning document for the big questions and Curriculum for Excellence Second Level.
Document explaining the planning documents for the big questions and links to Curriculum for Excellence.