South Edinburgh Remembers

posted 1 Dec 2008, 08:47 by   [ updated 1 Dec 2008, 16:26 by South Edinburgh Net Admin ]
Ninety years after the end of the First World War, Burdiehouse Primary School was one of many South
Edinburgh institutions and organisations who last
month held moving  ceremonies in remembrance of those who gave their lives.

The school’s primary seven pupils staged a remarkable Remembrance Assembly (pictured below) featuring song, poetry, the laying of commemorative wreaths and a state-of-the-art screen presentation.

The class also talked about their recent visit to Lady Haig poppy-making factory in Broughton, and donated proceeds of a poppy sale and assembly collection to representatives of the factory.

Pictured, top right, are (left to right) Charlie Polling, Arthur Dyke, Tam McPhillips and Harry McLaughlin of the factory with Burdiehouse Primary School's Melissa McGinnis, and Amy Kelly.

The special school assembly, organised by primary seven, was held on Wednesday 12 November and featured a recital of the poem In Flanders Fields, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony (pictured, middle right), where pupils remembered conflicts since the First World War in which brave soldiers gave their lives.

A well-observed two minute silence was followed by an impressive Powerpoint presentation by Lewis Rutherford, Teigan Wells and Dean Craig.

Finally, after some rousing choruses from the assembled pupils, teachers and guests, a collection was made, with all proceeds going to the staff at the poppy factory.

Lady Haig poppy factory is located at Logie Green Road in the north side of Edinburgh. Thirty-eight ex-servicemen volunteers produce 5.1million
poppies annually all year round.