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Tuesday, 31 May 2016 20:26

The poppy: how and why?

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As part of our study of WWI links between France and NZ we looked at how and why the poppy has become the symbol of soldiers who have fallen in war. 

The attached powerpoint presentation reveals the miracle that was the apparition of poppies in Flanders just after the battles of the Grande Guerre.

Here is a photo of some of our year 13 boys reading the poem "in Flanders Fields" to themselves in French, into our class “whisper phones”. 

It was really touching to see how many of the 100 boys involved in the Shirley Boys High Shared Histories project were able to recite the poem in English and were keen to hear the musical sound of the poem in French.

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