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Poppy Appeal 2016 - update!

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Everybody knows there is a story behind every poppy that is made. A poppy is to remind us of people who suffered to save our country in World Wars. The poppy appeal was set up by the Royal British Legion to raise money for people who were badly injured in battle. Nowadays they also support soldiers, who may have been injured in war, and their families.

The school joins in a minute's silence

Everybody knows there is a story behind every poppy that is made. A poppy is to remind us of people who suffered to save our country in World Wars. The poppy appeal was set up by the Royal British Legion to raise money for people who were badly injured in battle. Nowadays they also support soldiers, who may have been injured in war, and their families.

Remembrance day (also known as Armistice Day) is on the 11th November. On this day in 1918, World War I (the Great War) ended. To be exact, the war ended at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month (11am on 11th November).

The remembrance poppy is especially prominent in the UK. In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday, they are distributed by The Royal British Legion in return for donations to their "Poppy Appeal", which supports all current and former British military personnel. During this time, all public figures and people appearing on television are expected to wear them as a mark of respect.

In school, the Year Six children have been selling poppies during the day for a donation of silver coins.  Mrs Maddison has also had some special poppy items on sale during the Book Fair including bands, hair clips and rulers.  They have sold really well and we are raising lots of money for this special charity.  Watch this space for a final total……

And to update you all, we raised an amazing £247.86!! Thank you to everyone who donated money to our appeal.

By Naomi