This year we decided that we could not sell poppies like normal. Through the course of this year we have started many sentences with, “Unfortunately we are not able to…” and whatever has followed has been an acknowledgement of accepting second best or things not being as good as normal.
Today this isn’t the case. Every child in the school has a poppy, this wouldn’t normally be the case. Selling poppies raises money but probably doesn’t raise awareness of Remembrance Day and its purpose as much as we might like. It certainly doesn’t impact every child in the school. Today we hope this display does.

This year has presented many challenges but we hope marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War isn’t one of them. We hope every child at Winton will understand the importance of Remembrance Day this year. We also hope that we will raise more money for the Royal British Legion than we have in previous years by selling poppies. We may have to do things differently this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t do them better.

Donations are welcomed by ParentMail or via the donation buckets around school. Please take the time to talk to your child this week about Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the end of World War 2 as this will follow up on the content of recent assemblies in school.