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Half Term Family Activities: Why Do We Remember?
October 27, 2015 @ 10:30 am - October 30, 2015 @ 3:30 pm
Get creative and contribute to our poppy wall of rememberance, as part of The Big Draw.
Time: 10.30am – 1pm and 1.30pm-3.30pm
Tuesday 27th October Printed Poppies
In 1914, the fields of Northern France and Flanders were ripped open as World War One raged through Europe’s heart. Once the conflict was over the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the otherwise bare battlefields. Create a potato printed picture filled with a field of ruby red poppies to contribute to the Museums ‘Wall of Remembrance’.
Wednesday 28th October Paper Poppies
Poppies are pretty wild flowers which are associated with Remembrance Day. Make two tissue paper crafted poppies one to contribute to the Museums ‘Wall of Remembrance’ and the other to take home as a mark of remembrance.
Thursday 29th October Felt Poppies
The significance of the poppy as a lasting memorial symbol to the fallen was realised by the Canadian surgeon John McCrae in his poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy came to represent the immeasurable sacrifice made by his comrades and quickly became a lasting memorial to those who died in World War One and later conflicts. Construct a felt poppy to add texture to the Museums ‘Wall of Remembrance’.
Friday 30th October Pastel, Pencil and Pen Poppies
The red poppy was adopted by The Royal British Legion as the symbol for their Poppy Appeal, in aid of those serving in the British Armed Forces, after its formation in 1921. Sketch your own poppy and use pastels, pencils or pens to add the characteristic scarlet red colour.