Stirling Observer

Pupils can win Poppy Place in competitio­n

- Donald Morton

Poppyscotl­and has launched its Learning Competitio­n for 2017/18, calling on Scotland’s schools to explore the power of design as part of remembranc­e and reflection.

“Poppy Places and Spaces”is a design competitio­n divided into two age groups – P4-P7 and S1-S3 –which has been inspired by the fact that 2018 is the 100th anniversar­y of the end of the First World War. It supports the question: ‘Why is it important to remember?’

Last year’s competitio­n, which set pupils the task of writing a letter home from the front-line of battle, proved hugely popular throughout the country with more than 1000 entries submitted.

There will be one overall winner picked from a public vote of a shortlist of three in the primary school age category (P4-P7) and three in the secondary school age category (S1-S3). The overall winner will have the opportunit­y to build their Poppy Place or Space. This will be limited to a maximum cost budget of £1000. Runners-up will receive book tokens.

For more informatio­n on the competitio­n, which runs until Friday, December 8, please visit www.poppyscotl­ uk/learning, or telephone Derek Patrick on 0141 338 6587. Winners will be announced in April 2018.

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