Poppyscotland launches new Remembrance resources aimed at schools

Poppyscotland’s new learning resources encourage pupils of all ages to reflect on the history of the poppy, the role of veterans and remembrance.

Pupils at Stromness Primary School, Orkney, have launched the new learning programme onboard Bud, Poppyscotland’s mobile museum.

Gordon Michie, Poppyscotland’s Head of Fundraising and Learning, said:

“We’re very excited to launch our 2022 educational resources and our new learning website. It is significant to do so on Orkney as it marks the final part of Scotland to be visited by Bud since it launched in 2019.”

Gordon continued:

Together, these offer schools and youth groups a wealth of innovative and engaging resources, looking at topics from First World War poetry to the Kindertransport and more recent conflicts. They stimulate discussion and learning around our recent history and help young people explore the relevance of remembrance in modern-day Scotland.

Helga Moss, a teacher from Stromness Primary School, said: “The visit from Bud was absolutely fantastic and there was something for children of all ages. The pupils were really engaged, and especially enjoyed the hands-on activities such as making their own poppies.”

Bud is part of an ever-growing Learning programme run by Poppyscotland. Every school in Scotland is sent physical resources each year. There is also an annual competition. And a newly-launched website contains around 100 different lesson plans, videos and other resources for teachers and youth leaders to access.

All resources have been developed in conjunction with Education Scotland and the Royal British Legion, Scotland, and link to the Curriculum for Excellence.

All resources on Poppyscotland’s Learning website are free for teachers, youth leaders, parents and carers to download. Schools can also book a visit from Bud and follow its journey around the country.