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Remembrance Day November 2019
On Monday 11th November 2019, Lyon Park Primary School held a special Remembrance Day assembly. We learnt why people observe Remembrance Day and how it is celebrated.
Children from Reception to Year 6 made wonderful displays and Year 6 also wrote poems from the perspective of children in the World War.
Why do we wear poppies?
During the First World War, red poppies were the plants to spring up in the battlefields of northern France and Belgium.
The soil there allowed the poppy to grow when not much else would grow in the churned-up mud.
The sight of the new growth and life of the red poppy provided a strong contrast to the death of war.