Poppies for Remembrance Event

A massive thank you to the staff from Bradford Libraries and the West Riding Ruggers for their partnership on the ‘Poppies for Remembrance’ event we held at the museum on the 12th of November.  


Poppy workshop

Workshops were held throughout the day at the museum with seventy pupils from Eastwood Primary, Cullingworth Primary, Horton Grange Primary and Hill Top C of E primary. The children learnt about the three different types of poppies, red, white and purple. They also had an opportunity to make the coloured poppy of their choice (with many making all three) and design their own peace symbols. We would like to thank the schools for their amazing contributions on the day!


Bradford libraries are currently collaborating with hundreds of Bradford school children to make a reading rug in honor of those who lost their lives during World War One. They brought the reading rug to the museum so that the children could work on it. The children and teachers used the prodding technique to add strips of colours to the rug that will form pictures of poppies. When completed the rug will be used at the library for story times. The workshops ended with a reading of the story ‘Where the Poppies Grow’ followed by a minute silence. If you want to find out more about this event please visit the Yorkshire standard or the T&A websites who both ran articles on the day.    

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