Having a bad day today, but my ds who is 11 and in yr 7 came home from school and told me that he had taken 50p into school today from his own money and bought a poppy. He said that an older boy that he didn't know asked him if he could see his poppy, and so he showed him, and the older boy ran off with it. I hadn't known he had taken his money in to buy a poppy, but I am really shocked that a secondary aged pupil would steal a poppy! Obviously I have bought him another.
of course I don't know your son, how would I?? But, you know, kids have good intentions then the money gets spent on something else but he wants a poppy...or he wants you to think good of him... boys. The older kid was prob just having a 'laugh'. Not funny to adults but that's what kids/boys are like. Pretty sure he wasn't thinking about the bigger meaning of a poppy, Fields of Flanders etc when he took off with it.