Poppies of Remembrance Workshops with Bradford Libraries & The Peace Museum

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The Poppies of Rememberance workshop looks at the significance of the poppy (red, white and purple). The children will take part in two activities to complement the discussion and have a chance to look at exhibits at the Peace Museum.

Poppies for Remembrance Workshop with Bradford Libraries and The Peace Museum


Bradford Libraries and The Peace Museum are offering schools four Poppies of Remembrance workshops.


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 using felt. 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 and the new exhibition called “Challenging the Fabric of Society” 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 & Bradford Libraries. Children will help to make 30 poppies using traditional prodding techniques used in rug-making. The poppies when completed will be stitched together to form a permanent wall–hanging for the Peace Museum which will be added to its unique collection of Peace banners and exhibits.


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 15th November 2016

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




Date: Wednesday 16th November 2016

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am & 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 Y4, Y5 & Y6 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 10th 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: 22/09/2016
Audience: Head Teachers; Literacy Coordinators and Primary Teachers
Contact: Christinea Donnelly

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