Remembrance at Walkeringham Primary School

by | 26 December 2020 | Children's Group, Gainsborough

Like so many events and days of celebration and remembrance this year, the Poppy Appeal had to adapt to COVID-19. Unfortunately, thousands of poppy collectors were unable to sell poppies locally in our supermarkets, schools and shopping centres and many fundraising events had to be cancelled. As a school, Walkeringham Primary still wanted to have the traditional collection for the Poppy Appeal but they also wanted to raise as much money as possible and talk to their children about the importance and significance of Remembrance Day.
‘Every poppy counts’ was the catchphrase for The Royal British Legion this year and that’s certainly true. Walkeringham Primary School spoke to the children to find out what they knew about the Poppy Appeal. It’s safe to say our younger generation know a lot. The children sat in small groups in their bubbles and made individual poppies from crepe paper, wire and polystyrene balls. Parents and carers were then able to purchase a poppy and their handmade poppies raised a super £45.00 alone. The younger children also made a poppy wreath which they donated to South Moor Lodge Care Home for their residents to enjoy.