On Friday 12th November the Pupil Council arranged an assembly to tell the school all about Poppy Day, or Remembrance Day. Some of the pupils from P4/5 read a poem that helped explain why we wear a poppy. We also watched a video of Miss Poppy Scotland being interviewed about how important she is and what she does with the money that is donated when we buy poppies.
“We buy a poppy for the people who died in the war.” Callum (P4)
“The money also goes to the families of people who are at war just now.” Keir (P5)
“If people are hurt in the war and have to come home, the money can help them get better and buy things to make it easier for them to get about.” Anna (P5)
“If these brave people didn’t fight in the wars we might not have the world we have today!” Emily (P4)
“On the 11th hour, of the the 11th day, of the 11th month the war stopped.” Eva (P4)
“That we at home in peace might live, then wear a poppy, remember and give.”
From ‘Please Wear a Poppy’ by Don Crawford