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The poppy is a powerful symbol. It is worn to commemorate the sacrifices of our Armed Forces and to show support to those still serving today and their loved ones.

by Callum and Samuel

 The poppy is a powerful symbol. It is worn to commemorate the sacrifices of our Armed Forces and to show support to those still serving today and their loved ones.

Poppy Facts:

  • 45 million poppies have been produced this centenary year.
  • there are around 350,000 Poppy Appeal volunteers and collectors each year.
  • all commonwealth countries have a Remembrance Day.
  • this event has happened since 1919

 "I am buying a poppy because...

...all the money goes to charity,” Jack in Y5 told us.

...then I can remember the fallen soldiers,” Samuel in Y5 continued.

...then I can remember the fallen soldiers and because poppies grow in the fields where they died,” Matthew in Y6 agreed.

"I have a poppy...

...to remember all the dead soldiers who died since WW1,” Sam and Bailey in Y6 acknowledged.

...to remember the fallen,” Mrs Tillitson told us.

... and I’m only wearing mine on remembrance day,” said Mrs Varley

 

On Remembrance Day at Carlton at 11am, 11/11/2014, we all go into the hall and have 1 minute silence.

 

 

OTHER NEWS THIS WEEK

NEW TOPIC

 Key stage 1 are learning about the great fire of London and are thoroughly enjoying their new topic although being shy to us! They told us that it was started in Pudding Lane Bakery and spread rapidly.

 

FOOTBALL SUCCESS

Carlton won a tournament against 6 other teams at The Hunslet Club on thursday night. We were told it was a great tournament by a player from the winning team, Ellliot.

by Callum and Samuel