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Armistice100: Ilford primary school pupils remember Commonwealth soldiers with art and poetry

PUBLISHED: 15:49 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:49 21 November 2018

The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School. Year 5 pupils with their work

The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School. Year 5 pupils with their work

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More than one thousand Ilford primary school children created art in memory of the contribution of commonwealth soldiers during the First World War.

The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School. Headteacher Sherlyn Ramsay, Deputy Head Patricia Herrera-Cronin with pupils Hashim Ikbah, Emaan Salman and Richard Obaremi.The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School. Headteacher Sherlyn Ramsay, Deputy Head Patricia Herrera-Cronin with pupils Hashim Ikbah, Emaan Salman and Richard Obaremi.

Pupils at Uphall Primary School, in Uphall Road, have put together an art exhibition following the centenary of Armistice Day on November 11.

The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School.The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School.

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.

The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School.The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School.

Headteacher Sherlyn Ramsay said: “I think this is important because sometimes the history gets forgotten in terms of people of colour.

The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School.The exhibition on the forgotten soldiers of World War 1 made by pupils from Uphall Primary School.

“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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