Poppy seeds now on their way to Yorkshire primary schools

Company: Westland Horticulture

Poppy seeds are now on their way to primary schools in York, Rotherham, East Riding and Sheffield, after being donated by Unwins Seeds.

The Poppies for Schools campaign, was launched by Stan Kaye to enable schoolchildren to plant poppy seeds in their school grounds to commemorate the centenary of World War One later this year.

The campaign has been supported by Unwins Seeds, part of Westland Horticulture and has now spread to several counties in the Yorkshire area, as the company has another manufacturing site in Driffield.

Ken Evans, Commercial Director for Unwins Seeds, said: “Unwins Seeds wholeheartedly support this campaign. As a local employer, we feel it is important that our children understand the meaning of the poppy and take pride in it as our national symbol of remembrance - we owe it to those who died so we might have a future - to never forget.”

Stan Kaye, said: “This campaign is an excellent chance for pupils to build the World War One topic into their teaching schedules.

“Schools that have already taken part in the campaign have used the poppy seeds as a way of building the World War One topic into their teaching schedules, by encompassing gardening along with poetry, history, art, and visits by their local army regiment.”

For further information, contact Emma Rogers, PR Manager on 07899 894350 or erogers@westlandhorticulture.com

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