Pupils work with artist to create World War One artwork

PUBLISHED: 10:00 11 March 2019

Mary Elton School head teacher Dean Hudd and pupils with artist Eleanor Whiteman and Susannah Shaw and Hilary Neal from the Curzon Cinema.      Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Mary Elton School head teacher Dean Hudd and pupils with artist Eleanor Whiteman and Susannah Shaw and Hilary Neal from the Curzon Cinema. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Children at a Clevedon school joined forces for a collaborative art project with a local artist.

Mary Elton School pupils with artist Eleanor Whiteman and Susannah Shaw from the Curzon Cinema.      Picture: MARK ATHERTONMary Elton School pupils with artist Eleanor Whiteman and Susannah Shaw from the Curzon Cinema. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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.”

Mary Elton School head teacher Dean Hudd and pupils with artist Eleanor Whiteman and Susannah Shaw and Hilary Neal from the Curzon Cinema.      Picture: MARK ATHERTONMary Elton School head teacher Dean Hudd and pupils with artist Eleanor Whiteman and Susannah Shaw and Hilary Neal from the Curzon Cinema. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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.”

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