Public voting for the Poppyscotland Places and Spaces competition is now live – and people have until Friday May 11th to vote for Laxdale School as one of the six finalists.

Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. They reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.

Poppyscotland is best known for running the iconic Scottish Poppy Appeal, but they work all year round to help those who have served, those still serving and their families receive the care and support they urgently need.

The Scottish Poppy Appeal raises more than £2 million each year. This, combined with other year-round fundraising, enables Poppyscotland to provide tailored support and funding to thousands of ex-Servicemen and women as well as other vital services in advice, employment, mobility, respite, housing and mental health support.

And the organisers offer big congratulations to the six shortlisted classes in the running to win the coveted prize of having their ‘Poppy Places and Spaces’ memorial design recreated with the help of Poppyscotland.

Watch all six videos and listen to our Learning and Outreach Manager Isla Campbell Lupton explain why each design was shortlisted.

The Poppy Places and Spaces competition 2017 was an opportunity for school-age children in Scotland to explore the power of design as part of remembrance and reflection. It was divided into two age groups; P4-P7 and S1-S3.

Entries were shortlisted by judges Kevin Gray CEO of Legion Scotland (Chair); Mark Bibbey CEO of Poppyscotland; Gordon Michie Head of Fundraising at Poppyscotland; along with Joanna Mawdsley Learning Manager and Susan Whyte Schools Development Officer from the V&A Museum in Dundee.

Voting closes on Friday 11th May.