Poppyscotland Volunteers are our lifeblood and we wanted to share some suggestions of how to stay active, whilst social distancing. 

If you any further questions or suggestions, please contact volunteer@poppyscotland.org.uk.


Poppyscotland Learning Resources

The Poppy Story Book

Share with friends and family the story of the Poppy with this animated version of The Poppy Story book. The book follows the development of the Poppy as a symbol of remembrance from the poem In Flanders Fields, and how the Poppy is used to raise money and help those who need it today. It is aimed at children aged four to eight years old but great for the whole family!

VE Day Activities

The Poppyscotland Learning team have transformed a package of resources to make them available to learners at home! Including code-breaking activities, stories and educational games, there is something for all school-aged children.

View our full range of VE Day home learning resources here.


There are a range of websites, with learning opportunities and activities:

Open Learn – loads of free online courses for all ages, abilities and interests facilitated by the Open University.

Audible.com –  people of all ages and everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages.

The Royal Opera House – free anywhere, anytime, bringing both ballet and opera to your home.

Macrame workshops – free creative workshops. Macrame is a form of textile produced using knotting (rather than weaving or knitting) techniques.


Some good reads (selected by staff from Poppyscotland)

Quiet by Ferne Cotton;

This book is about taming the bad inner voice – the one that has the power to overthrow gut instinct and talk us out of new adventures. We are all brimming with inner wisdom, yet we allow negative thoughts to confuse us. We forget how capable and strong we can be. There is confidence there even if it’s hidden; there is courage, beauty, wisdom and belief – we just need some quiet to notice it.

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson;

Discover the secret of the writing on the wall for yourself and enjoy less stress and more success in your work and life. Written for all ages, this story takes less than an hour to read, but its unique insights will last a lifetime.

Man Down by Mark Ormrod;

This is the story of how, on the brink of despair, Mark began the greatest battle of his life – to walk again and, using state-of-the-art ‘bionic’ legs, to stand shoulder to shoulder with his comrades to receive his campaign medal

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn;

The uplifting true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey of salvation across the windswept South West England coastline.


Quizzes

You don’t have to run, walk or volunteer, but if you have an interest in a the global phenomenon that is parkrun, join one of their weekly quizzes.

For an easy to use website for quizzes on many subjects, head to Funquizzesuk (the answers are there too, but no cheating!)


And just for fun – have a go at the word search below!

ADVICE, ARMED FORCES, BEHIND THEM ALWAYS, BUD, EMPLOYMENT, EVENTS, FUNDING, FUNDRAISING, HOUSING, INFORMATION, LEARNING, MENTAL HEALTH, MOBILITY, POPPY APPEAL, POPPYSCOTLAND, REMEMBER, RESPITE, SUPPORT, TAILORED SUPPORT, VOLUNTEERS, WELFARE

If you have any concerns regarding Coronavirus and carrying out your volunteer role with Poppyscotland, please speak with your Poppyscotland contact.

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