On July 1st, starting at 7.30 am, the children in Hay Class laid 301 shrouded figures in Coxley Memorial Hall. These 301 were made by the children to commemorate the lives of those lost on the first day of The Battle of the Somme, exactly 100 years ago. Of the total who lost their live that day, 301 were either from Somerset or were serving in Somerset Regiments.
Our work was inspired by the 19240 Shrouds project, created by artist Rod Heard. We were extremely lucky to have Rob Heard visit our school, to see our artwork. The 301 Somerset Shrouds can now be seen in Wells Museum.
Please click on the photo below to see The Young 'uns sing 100 Years Later, written by the children to one of the band's original tunes. This is very exciting!
Please click this link to see the similar installation in London...lots more photos of our Somerset Poppy in the gallery below.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!