EAST GRINSTEAD MUSEUM PRESS RELEASE
Year 5 Pupils Commemorate the 100 Year Anniversary of the End of World War One with Installation of Artworks at East Grinstead Museum
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Artwork commemorating the end of the First World War created by Year 5 children attending Halsford Park and Baldwin’s Hill Primary schools in East Grinstead, West Sussex has gone on display in East Grinstead Museum from 6th December 2018 until 24th January 2019.
Their year 5 learning experience entitled Under Siege – would you go over the line? was a project to get the children to understand how the First World War might be seen as a turning point in history. The Great War demonstrated examples of amazing perseverance in the harshest of times and the tragedy of the war and the countless victims in this conflict should not be forgotten.
“The children researched historical facts as well as reading fictional accounts of the war and were encouraged to express their thoughts and feelings through writing and artwork” explains Year 5 teacher Sally Stoyles.
The resulting artwork is an emotional and thought provoking response from the children. All our lives have been influenced by the events of 1914-1918 and the children were encouraged to remember 100 years after the armistice was declared
Colin Chester, Museum Manager, adds “we are delighted to host this thought provoking and visually stunning exhibition. We invite the community to come in and see what the children have created and share with us their thoughts and views on the Great War”.
Entry to the museum is free. East Grinstead Museum is open Wednesday – Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm. The Museum is closed on Friday 21st January for Christmas and reopens on Wednesday 2nd January. The exhibition runs until 24th January. Further information can be obtained from the museum:
www.eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/ or call 01342 302233.