Gill and I are well on our way to creating our school poppy/ANZAC display. We are inviting students, staff and parents to dedicate a poppy to a family member that has served in any war that Australia was a part of (not just WW1). This does not just extend to soldiers. Students can dedicate a poppy to an army nurse, signal communication officer (male and female), stretcher man, doctor etc in their family.
To dedicate a poppy, you must:
– Write their full name and the war they fought in on a piece of paper.
– Give the piece of paper to me.
– If I’m not in the art room, I will have a shoe box near my whiteboard where you can put your dedications.
– We would be very appreciative if students/staff got these dedications to us by the end of the week, as we will need to collect them, transfer the names onto calico and stitch them to the back of the poppies.
Below are some snaps from Poppy Club and the display near the office – enjoy!
Unfortunately the junior school has missed out on poppy club because the Years 3 – 6s have taken longer than we thought to create their poppies. So, being mindful of this over the past two weeks I was on the look out for exceptionally hard working Year 1/2 students that could form my special poppy making class this morning. The students created a wonderful paper poppy each that will become part of our ANZAC display. Here are some gorgeous pics of this fun activity!
Starting Monday the 17th of Feb there will be a Poppy club in the art room from 1:40 – 2:20. What does the Poppy club entail you ask? Students will be knitting poppies and making felt poppies for our school ANZAC memorial. In addition to our school memorial, the Poppies will eventually be sent to the 5,000 Poppies project where they will be exhibited along with many others at Federation Square in 2015.
To start with, the Poppy Club will be open to students in Years 3 – 6 and later in the term it will be open to Prep – Year 2. If anyone has any red, black or green felt and/or wool they would like to donate it would be much appreciated! For those parents who are interested in helping with the club, please pop in after school to arrange the details.
Gill, Kellie and myself are looking forward to working with the children on this meaningful project.