Armistice100: Ilford primary school pupils remember Commonwealth soldiers with art and poetry
PUBLISHED: 15:49 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:49 21 November 2018
More than one thousand Ilford primary school children created art in memory of the contribution of commonwealth soldiers during the First World War.
Pupils at Uphall Primary School, in Uphall Road, have put together an art exhibition following the centenary of Armistice Day on November 11.
Among the installations created by the 1,045 children was a tree of poppies, a clay model recreating the trenches as well as hanging paintings, a stain glass window and numerous poems.
Headteacher Sherlyn Ramsay said: “I think this is important because sometimes the history gets forgotten in terms of people of colour.
“Being in a school that is 99pc ethnic minority, the pupils should know that their ancestors took part as well and leave behind a positive legacy in securing them a better future.
“When they observe remembrance day it should not be seen as ‘something that has nothing to do with me.’”
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