Poppies of Remembrance Workshops with Bradford Libraries/ The Peace Museum

Bradford Libraries and the Peace Museum are offering schools three WW1 Commemoration workshops on Tuesday 7 November and Wednesday 8 November. The Poppies of Remembrance workshop looks at the significance of the poppy and asks the children to consider what is remembrance and why?

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 which will complement the discussion.

The workshop will also include an opportunity for every child to have a “hands on” rag rug making session. 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 7 November 2017

Time: 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.)

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Date: Wednesday 8 November 2017

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 Years 3, 4 and 5 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 Wednesday 11 October. Your school will be sent via email 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


Opportunity

Published: 29/09/2017
Audience: Primary Head Teachers; Literacy Coordinators; Primary Teachers
Contact: Christinea Donnelly

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