We Are Poppy is the creation of  Make (Good) Trouble, a community interest company that works to create a better understanding between teenagers and adults – because there seems to be a growing gap in that understanding. There are plenty of parents, teachers, grandparents today who struggle to understand the world that children are growing up in. So Make (Good) Trouble was set up to help give young people a voice. We have been working with teenagers to create short films, radio shows, social media content and blogs about the things that matter to them around mental health and wellbeing.

This project has been created by students Daisy and Amelie from the East Sussex Youth Cabinet; Arielle, Bea, Eloise, Lily and Millie from Hove Park School; and Liv, Lola Ray, Lotti Terry, Kaia Allen-Bevan, Mose Hirst, Samuel Zottola, Evie, Grace Bagwell, Tiana and Emma Garood from the Make (Good) Trouble team.

Photographs by Lotti, 19.

And with the help and support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Rose Scott from Hove Park School, Jane Griffin, Saba Ali, Yan Edwards, Alvy Vincent, Aidan Hobbs, Sam Carroll from Gateways to the First World War, Professor Lucy Noakes, trauma therapist Darren Abrahams, historian and therapist Denise Poynter, Professor Tracey Loughran, and Sarah Patterson and Charlotte Pearce at the Imperial War Museum.

The podcast was created remotely during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Executive producers were Tayler Cresswell and Jane Keating. It was broadcast on BBC Sussex and Surrey on Remembrance Sunday 08.11.20 

Our project team members have been awarded a Cities of Learning badge in recognition of their work. These digital badges give people a verifiable record of achievement and give employers a new way to connect with talent in cities.

Cities of Learning Digital Media Production badge
Cities of Learning Digital Media Production badge issued to our project team






Teens in modern and WW1 dress
Tiana and Amelie can’t keep a straight face! Photograph by Lotti, 19