Kensington School is again, very proud to support the Royal British Legion during its ‘Poppy Apeal’ campaign. The poppies are used to symbolise the loss of life during the First World War and were inspired by the writing of Canadian poet, John Mcrae.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The Royal British Legion spend £1.6 million a week providing practical, emotional and financial support to the Armed Forces community. Whether it’s families coping with the loss of a loved one, van services for veterans, money and careers advice for service leavers or residential care: they are there to help.
Donations can be made in the School Office and poppies will be available to parents, staff, pupils and friends as from Monday 27th October.
More information on the Poppy Appeal and the excellent work carried out by the RBL can be found at:

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