Poppies of Remembrance Workshop with Bradford Libraries / The Peace Museum

Bradford Libraries and the Peace Museum are offering schools three WW1 Commemoration workshops on the theme of Poppies for Remembrance.

The Poppies for Remembrance workshop looks at the significance of the poppy (red, white and purple) with a chance for the children to make their own. The questions:  What is remembrance? and Why it is important? will be discussed. The children will have an opportunity to look at the displays in the Peace Museum (at the Wednesday workshop) which will complement the discussion.


The workshop will also include an opportunity for every child to have a “hands on” rag rug making session with West Yorkshire Ruggers. The library reading rug has been designed by Bradford school children via our Poppies Competition and demonstrates traditional skills from the time of WW1 while creating a legacy from the children of Bradford to commemorate the start of WW1.  To date hundreds of school children have contributed and the finished rug will be a lasting remembrance to those who gave their lives during WW1.


The session will conclude with the story “Where the Poppies Now Grow” by Hilary Robinson and a minute’s silence.


The details of the workshops are:


Date: Tuesday 10 November 2015

Time:   9.30am – 11.30am

Location: City Library, Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1SD




Date: Wednesday 11 November 2015

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am and 1.15pm – 2.45pm

Location: The Peace Museum UK, 10 Piece Hall Yard, Bradford BD1 1PJ

(Please bear in mind that there are 60 steps up to the museum and no lift in the building.)               

For each session there are places for 30 children from two schools. We will offer one place (15 children max) per school. The sessions are suitable for Y3 and Y4 and are free of charge.

If you are interested in booking one of the workshops above please fill in the form attached. The deadline for applications is Monday 19 October. Your school will be sent a letter of confirmation if you have been successful in securing a place. If you require further information please contact Christinea Donnelly Development Officer for Young People christinea.donnelly@bradford.gov.uk

T: 01274 433915.



Published: 23/09/2015
Audience: Primary Head Teachers, Literacy Coordinators, Primary Teachers
Contact: Christinea Donnelly

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