Whilst we might wear a poppy on the 11th November to commemorate Armistice Day, the end of World War I, and to remember those who have died in war, in France, people wear a cornflower, un bleuet. As the name suggests, it is a blue flower.
Just like the poppy, the cornflower continued to grow on the battlefields. Also, French soldiers in WWI wore pale blue uniforms, so the new, young soldiers were sometimes called ‘the cornflowers’, les bleuets.
There is more information about this on your google classroom, and you might even want to make your own cornflower. You could use paper, cupcake cases or even try an origami cornflower! Please bring any that you make in to school, for our WWI display board.