Remembrance Day, the eleventh of November, is fast approaching and there are some very good videos available which can be used in schools to teach the children why Remembrance Day is commemorated and what wearing a poppy really means.
The Poppy Story (Early Years) a video for children. This video explains what Remembrance day is and explains about poppies. I would be happy to use this video with all aged primary children, it explains the poppy appeal in Scotland.
Remembrance Day Child. This film is an illustrated song telling the story of Remembrance Day from the view of a child who does not really understand the day.
Remembrance Day. This offering has a Snoopy and Co cartoon telling the story of Remembrance Day, starting in France with “The Flanders Feild” poems. It asks “What have we learned?”
The Cenotaph 2011, The Last Post and Chiming of Big Ben. In this film, children can see the service men and the royals dressed in black. There are also bagpipes playing and several different groups of people in different places, including foreign countries all observing Remembrance. It has the Queen laying the first wreath followed by other dignitaries. The national anthem is played, and people throw poppies into the fountain. If you love fountains and want to see other water features for commercial and residential area, visit fountainpeople.com
British Legion Remembrance Day Resources
The British Legion Education pack is free again this year.
“Our 32-page Learning Pack for the academic year 2015/16 contains a foreword by Dame Jacqueline Wilson and a number of posters (available in English or Welsh) ideal for classroom or event displays, Remembrance activities and assemblies.”