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A Poppy of Purple

Learning Outcomes
Students will reflect on the part that horses played in World War One and learn about the significance of the Shirehampton Remount Depot in Bristol.
30 minutes


In this assembly, students will be transported back to WWI to learn about the remarkable bravery, strength and sacrifice of war horses.

From this, they will focus in on the Shirehampton Remount Depot, and learn how any why 300,00 of the magnificent beasts passed through there on their way to and from the battlefields.

Curriculum Links

KS1 History:

Pupils should be taught about:

  • events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

KS2 History:

Pupils should study:

  •  an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality
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This assemblyis designed to be taught in a classroom. However, if you would like to visit the Shirehampton War Horse Memorial with your class, please use either of the options below to help plan your journey. 

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