Kirkhill Primary School

P7 Remembrance Assembly

Today P7 delivered part of our assembly. They read a little about Remembrance Day and then read the poem ‘The Inquisitive Mind of a Child’. It was a lovely way to remember those who have fought and died for our today. As a school, we also participated in the 2 minute silence at 11am, some of us thought about family members, whilst some were thankful for the efforts of many.


‘The Inquisitive Mind of a Child’

Why are they selling poppies, mummy?
Selling poppies in town today?
The poppies, child, are flowers of love
For the men who marched away.
But why have they chosen the poppy, mummy?
Why not a beautiful rose?
Because, my child, men fought and died
In the field where poppies grow.
But why are the poppies so red, mummy?
Why are the poppies so red?
Red is the colour of blood, my child,
The blood that our soldiers shed.
The heart of the poppy is black, mummy
Why does it have to be black?
Black, my child is the symbol of grief
For the men who never came back
But why mummy, are you crying so?
Your tears are giving you pain
My tears are for you, my child
For, the world is – FORGETTING AGAIN
By Anon


Poppy Scotland poppies are available with donation tubs outside Mrs Third’s office. Please feel free to pop in and donate.


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    What a lovely poem, very touching and true


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