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A Level History students commemorate the end of the First World War

Date Posted: 05/11/2018 | Posted In: A Level, College News, Student News

To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War, students Kian Hornby and Priya Jitendra delivered a presentation to their A Level History group regarding why poppies are worn each year for remembrance.

The poppy represents the sacrifice made by those who fought and died in World War One (1914-18) along with later conflicts and acts as a symbol for commemoration and memorial. A significant amount of the war was fought in Northern France and Belgium. Due to the nature of trench warfare the land became barren during the war. Soon after the war ended red poppies were one of the first flowers to grow on the former battlefields. In 1921, The Royal British Legion utilised the poppy as it’s symbol of remembrance and sold 9 million artificial poppies in 1921. Well done to Kian Hornby and Priya Jitendra for your captivating talk.