History teacher, Mrs McBride supervised the whole experience and the pupils who’s work and ideas came together to form the assembly. “I felt extremely proud and privileged to support and work with these amazing youngsters to deliver such a fantastic assembly. They are all a real credit to their community”
The assembly consisted of three stages: a video to show the conflicts of war across from world war one to modern day wars such as Afghanistan and Iraq, an interactive mini museum and a poppy making station. After everyone was seated in the theatre, they were split into three groups and sent to do one of the three activities. ‘The Mini Museum’ was made up of several artifacts from a pupil named Connor Aitken who is a relative of a multiple generation military family and has all the amazing heirlooms he brought in. He says “It was a great experience for me as I got to show people and discuss the artifacts and where they came from!”
The other station was where tiny poppies were made and glued onto giant pre-made poppies to make a collection of individual work to show as a result of the day and to support the Remembrance Day. These poppies are now on display in the school, as well as the canvas on which an S6 pupil, Tyna Reimerova, painted a beautiful poppy into the centre and everyone in attendance signed around it, creating another memorabilia of the day to save and remember.