Brackley pupils combine art and learning in poppy memorial

Teachers Mrs Messer (rear) and Ms Upstone with Year 4 students and the Armistice poppy memorial NNL-181113-094846001
Teachers Mrs Messer (rear) and Ms Upstone with Year 4 students and the Armistice poppy memorial NNL-181113-094846001

Pupils at Brackley’s Bracken Leas Primary School decided to get creative for their Armistice display in the schools glass hallway.

The students brought together a whole rage of household objects utilising a number of materials to make the poppies.

Bracken Leas Primary School Armistice art display NNL-181113-163903001

Bracken Leas Primary School Armistice art display NNL-181113-163903001

Included in the display are poppies that incorporate a mixture of media, textures and skills to create including old bottles, egg boxes, wire, buttons and fabric.

Year 4 teacher and art coordinator Sarah Messer said: “Each year group had a different style of poppy to create and we then combined them and put them up as our school display for the centenary of the end of WWI.

“As a school we are working to improve and enhance art throughout the school. To improve the children’s art skills.”

Year 6 pupils painted the sunset backdrop to the poppy display while the whole school learnt about WWII.

Bracken Leas Primary School Armistice art display features poppies made from a range of materials and textures NNL-181113-164242001

Bracken Leas Primary School Armistice art display features poppies made from a range of materials and textures NNL-181113-164242001

Adam Kavas, Year 3 pupil, said: “I enjoyed doing the little black bit in the middle. Getting bits of black paper and sticking them in the middle.”

Megan Toulson, a Year 6 pupil who helped create the background, said: “We did it from our own experience.”

Bracken Leas Primary School Armistice art display features adorns the hallway walls NNL-181113-164111001

Bracken Leas Primary School Armistice art display features adorns the hallway walls NNL-181113-164111001