Our school’s marked the Armistice Day Centenary through a variety of creative projects and installations.
The children at Lime Tree Primary Academy have turned their entrance foyer into a special memorial for the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Each child in the school designed and made their own poppy to contribute to the display, using everything from glitter, origami and buttons to layered tissue paper, printing and mosaics to create pieces of artwork that are as unique as the pupils who made them.
The school also responded to a whole-school stimulus, The Christmas Truce, which pupils used to inspire them to create poignant pieces of writing. These are dotted throughout the memorial display and comprise messages of thanks, letters and diaries in character and even some poetry. Classes have been exploring the First World War through artistic and dramatic approaches in English, Philosophy for Children, PSHE and Time to Think sessions, resulting in moving and emotive writing from Year 1 right through to Year 6.
The children learnt about why we wear a poppy and what the poppy symbolises. They created their own poppies using recycled bottles from another science experiment and acrylic paints.
Elmridge Primary have installed a ‘path to peace’ where all the children have painted peace pebbles and placed them along the path.
Children from each class created poppies using recycled plastic bottles to create their outdoor art installation for Remembrance Day.