Thursday, 12 November 2015

Poppy Day at Cardenal Spínola School

The 11th of November is a very important date across the United Kingdom; it is a day to remember and honour all the soldiers who have died in the line of duty. Ceremonies and silences are held everywhere: people are asked to stop what they are doing to remember. The day is called Remembrance Day and also Poppy Day.

Why Poppy Day, you may wonder. When World War I finished thousands of poppies bloomed across the worst battlefields: they became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war. That's why every 11th November everywhere and everything around the country is decorated with poppies: all kinds of public places, the different means of transport or monuments and memorials. Many people wear poppies too in order to show respect.

In the 4th ESO English classes at our school we have done a couple of special activities. First our London friend Uly sent four tweets telling the students about Remembrance Day. At home the pupils wrote the messages down in their books and then, yesterday 11th November, we read and reviewed them in class so that the pupil would find out what Poppy Day is meant to be and why it is so called.

Second, handcrafted poppies were made for each student at 4th ESO. After reading Uly's tweets in the English class the students were given the craft poppies and they wore them during the whole school day.

Browse our Flickr page for more photos on these activities.

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