On Tuesday 28th November, we welcomed BUD to our Paisley Campus to support Goudie Academy pupils to learn the story of how the poppy came to be a symbol of remembrance. Run by Poppy Scotland, the interactive mobile museum travels across Scotland to share their archive, veterans’ stories and information on the poppy’s heritage.
In groups, pupils and teachers visited the BUD library where they were welcomed by Poppy Scotland staff to explore the exhibition, hear more about Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory and the historic poppy appeal. Pupils also got to make their own poppies using the special apparatus, with instructions led by interactive projections. It’s fair to same that the pupils got the knack a bit quicker than the staff!
In addition to learning about the history and heritage of the poppy, pupils also made special poppy wreaths made from recycled egg boxes which were painted red and displayed at special Remembrance Day assemblies at our schools.
To raise funds for the Poppy Appeal Scotland Charity, pupils took part in ‘The Big Poppy Bounce’, a sponsored space hop, and sold poppies across Kibble.
Poppy Scotland provides life-changing support to those who have served, those still serving and their families. Their poppy was created 100 years ago, to provide vital support to the Armed Forces community which it still does today. It is also a symbol of remembrance, helping us to learn from the past to positively impact our future.
We would like to give thanks for BUD and Poppy Scotland for coming to visit us and look forward to following their journey which is helping to inform the nation of the great, ongoing work of the charity.