Pupils work with artist to create World War One artwork
PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 March 2019
Children at a Clevedon school joined forces for a collaborative art project with a local artist.
Four hundred pupils at Mary Elton Primary School worked on a painting with Eleanor Whiteman to commemorate World War One.
The painting is of a soldier catching poppies on Clevedon Pier and commemorates the war’s recent centenary.
Work started on the piece in November during the centenary week and has been put up at the Curzon cinema, in Old Church Road, in the Oak Room in a frame from Splash Of Clevedon.
Headteacher Dean Hudd said: “It has been great for our children to have been able to work with our wider community and then present a piece of legacy artwork.”
Assistant headteacher Steve Thurgur said: “All of them also painted part of the picture with her and are very proud to have been able to present our community with art which commemorates such a significant event.”