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WW1 Poppy Installation

October 16th, 2014

Poppy ceremony Underneath the displayStudents from Harrow Way have participated in county wide art exhibitions to commemorate the start of World War 1. An after school club saw students from years 7 and 8 created large scale poppies in card with poignant text and thoughtful embellishments. Year 9s made exquisite poppy collages from a range of materials including magazine cuttings, buttons and poetry. The Year 11 contribution was in chicken wire and mod rock.

A representative group from the after school club was invited to the opening ceremony at The Lights, and Ella Tanner and Michelle Denya read an extract from a poem. The following photographs were taken by Ella Tanner.

Poppies are now on display at the Winchester Discovery Centre until December 2014 (pic)
Jayne Stillman, County Inspector/Adviser Visual and Performing Arts said ‘The response to the ‘Poppies’ WW1 commemorative project by Hampshire schools has been tremendous.’ Schools in the Test Valley have created many textile, collage, ceramic, glass and mixed media pieces, which are so individual, and collectively they have created effective installations. They been on display at different venues around the county, including The Lights Theatre, Romsey Abbey, The Gosport Discovery Centre and are now at The Winchester Discovery Centre until December.
(pics) Harrow Way’s contribution: year 7 and 8 – card sculptures, year 9 collages, year 11 chicken wire and mod rock

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