Silkstone Primary School

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Poppy Appeal

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Poppies will be available to buy in school on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th November during morning and afternoon play times. We also have some other poppy related items for sale such as rulers and wrist bands.
If you would like your child to purchase a poppy please provide their donation in a secure purse or envelope so they don’t lose it.
Thank you

THE STORY OF POPPY

In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called ‘In Flanders Fields’. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance.

WHAT THE POPPY MEANS

The poppy is

  • A symbol of Remembrance and hope
  • Worn by millions of people
  • Red because of the natural colour of field poppies

The poppy is NOT

  • A symbol of death or a sign of support for war
  • A reflection of politics or religion
  • Red to reflect the colour of blood

Wearing a poppy is a personal choice and reflects individual and personal memories. It is not compulsory but is greatly appreciated by those it helps – our beneficiaries: those currently serving in our Armed Forces, veterans, and their families and dependants.

Remembrance Sunday, which falls on 11 November 2018, is a day for the nation to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage.

© The Royal British Legion 2018. Registered Charity No 219279

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