Poppy book given to all schools

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

Every pri­mary school in Ren­frew­shire has re­ceived a new book that al­lows pupils to read all about the Poppy as a sym­bol of re­mem­brance and how it is used to raise money.

De­vised by lead­ing Armed Forces char­ity Pop­pyscot­land, the book called The Poppy Story, fol­lows the idea of the Poppy from the poem In Flan­ders Fields dur­ing the First World War.

It was pub­lished to co­in­cide with the cen­te­nary of the sign­ing of the Armistice which led to the end of the con­flict.

Pop­pyscot­land’s learn­ing and out­reach man­ager Isla Camp­bell Lup­ton, who also wrote the book, said: “This colour­ful and in­for­ma­tive book has been dis­trib­uted to every pri­mary school and li­brary in Scot­land free of charge, and is aimed at chil­dren aged four to eight years old.

“The com­mem­o­ra­tive book, which is one of Pop­pyscot­land’s learn­ing legacy projects to mark the end of the First World War cen­te­nary, tells the his­tory of the Poppy, with par­tic­u­lar ref­er­ence to Scot­land.

“It fol­lows the cre­ation of the idea of the Poppy as a sym­bol of re­mem­brance.

“From the First World War poem In Flan­ders Fields, our young read­ers will learn about the ori­gins of re­mem­brance through to how the Poppy is used to raise money to help those who need it to­day.

“We wanted to en­sure that all chil­dren and young peo­ple leave school with an un­der­stand­ing of re­mem­brance and the Poppy, and this book will help us achieve that goal.”

The de­vel­op­ment and pub­li­ca­tion of the book has been funded by the KMF Maxwell Stu­art Char­i­ta­ble Trust and His­toric En­vi­ron­ment Sup­port Fund (HESF) as a legacy for the cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.