Harden Primary pupils team up to make artwork commemorating First World War

The Reverend Bob Evans and nine-year-old Milly Jones appreciate the commemorative artwork

The Reverend Bob Evans and nine-year-old Milly Jones appreciate the commemorative artwork

The Reverend Bob Evans and nine-year-old Milly Jones appreciate the commemorative artwork

The Reverend Bob Evans and nine-year-old Milly Jones appreciate the commemorative artwork

From left, reverend Bob Evans and nine-year-old Milly Jones appreciate the commemorative artwork

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A LARGE display created by more than 200 school pupils is providing a poignant reminder of the loss and sacrifice of the First World War.

The centenary artwork has been mounted on the west wall of St Saviour's Church, in Long Lane, Harden.

It will be available to view between 10am and 4pm, and 7pm to 8pm, on Monday, August 4.

The work features 208 separate pieces of material, each of which was given to one of Harden Primary School's pupils to decorate.

The children used a variety of media, including tapestry, tissue paper, ribbon, foil, silk painting, drawing and poetry to illustrate each piece of fabric.

Their themes included poppies, medals and images of soldiers.

The separate fabric squares were joined together by Audrey Aldis, a lunchtime supervisor and crossing patrol worker for Harden Primary, then mounted on a wooden frame in the church.

Church vicar reverend Bob Evans said: "It's awesome, it really is, and I don't use that word lightly. It's an amazing creation by these young people, who have clearly thought hard about the war."

Harden Primary administrator, Nicola Frear, said: "It's been a whole term project, which took many hours to complete. It's absolutely fantastic. The children have worked so hard."

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