Poppy Talk at The British School of Marbella

Youngsters at the British School of Marbella learned all about the work of the Royal British Legion (RBL) during a special assembly last week.


Standard-bearer Matthew Jones, who volunteers at the Marbella branch of the RBL, gave a talk to the children about how the organisation supports war veterans.


The pupils are now wearing their poppies with pride after 39-year-old Matt left a Poppy Box at the school’s reception desk. Matt, who is originally from England and now lives in Marbella, said: “The children enjoyed the talk and it’s good to see them wearing their poppies in this corner of Spain.”

Poppies are mainly used in the UK and Canada to commemorate their servicemen and women who have been killed since 1914.

In the weeks leading up to Remembrance Sunday/Armistice Day, they are sold by the Royal British Legion for its ‘Poppy Appeal’, which supports all current and former British military personnel.

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