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Wellington School marks Armistice Centenary with corridor full of remembrance artwork

By Josh Peachey at

Pupils at Wellington School in Timperley have been working hard to create a corridor full of remembrance artwork honouring those who lost their lives at war.

Ahead of this Sunday’s Centenary of Armistice Day, art lessons at the school have over the past two weeks been focused on the theme of remembrance.

Art teacher Kathy Kearney said: “This year signifies the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One so the Art Department at Wellington School decided that we had to do something significant to commemorate this.

Pupils from different year groups contributed to the display

“We decided to create a whole school display where every single pupil in KS3 and some upper school art groups in school contributed.”

Year seven students created dozens of 3D poppies to line the classroom windows along the corridor.

Year 7s created the 3D poppies for the windows and the archway

Some year eight pupils produced mono prints, while others worked hard to create the paper cut bunting which hangs the length of the corridor.

As well as creating their own to go on display, year nine students were also learning how propaganda posters were used to recruit soldiers.

Some of the propaganda posters created by year nine pupils

Soldiers made from a collection of water colour pieces stand against the wall on the corridor and delicate parcel tags with war poetry on, created by the Year 10s, hang from the ceiling.

Poetic parcel tags hang from the ceiling

The school’s A level art students used techniques such as image transfer, mono printing and card edge painting to create and contribute their own pieces.

Mrs Kearney added: “Our staff have also taken part by making some beautiful poppies, some are incredibly personal and include photographs of some local heroes.

“It’s a fitting tribute to everyone who made the ultimate sacrifice.”