White Poppies for Schools

updated August 2018

This White Poppy Schools Pack aims to explore Remembrance in a way that encourages critical thinking and gives space for marginalised perspectives on war and peace.

It contains background information on the white poppy and what it means to those who wear it today. It also includes a ForcesWatch resource for educators, Rethinking Remembrance, which explores in depth how remembrance can be used to encourage critical thinking and foster a culture of peace, rather than sanitising, simplifying or even glorifying war.

The learning resource can be read online here, or purchased from the Peace Pledge Union as a bigger pack including white poppies and white poppy leaflets.

Purchasing the White Poppy Schools Pack

The pack includes 100 White Poppies in a display box, alongside White Poppy information leaflets and the resource for educators.

As small organisations we are unable to give these packs to schools for free – and many schools will not be able to purchase them themselves. So we are reaching out to local organisations or groups committed to peace to purchase the packs and gift them to a nearby school.

The packs can be purchased from the Peace Pledge Union shop for £60 (including postage).

If you want to purchase one pack but give to more than one school, we can include more copies of the learning resource and leaflets at no extra cost.

If you’d like to purchase a smaller number of white poppies for a smaller cost along with the pack, just get in touch with the Peace Pledge Union and they will let you know what the options are.

Download the learning resource

Also see the guidance from Oxford Brooks and Brunel Universities on Planning Remembrance Day events in your school

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