Date: 9th Nov 2020 @ 9:42pm
Over the first half term, Toucans have been working hard learning about the Home Front and how WWI and WWII have impacted the local area. As part of this work, the children created life-size chalk drawings to commemorate the 32 men, from Cuddington and Sandiway, who died in WWI and WWII. This was inspired by an art project by Guy Denning who commemorated fallen WWI soldiers by drawing them on buildings in a French village - more here. Toucans also drew life-size evacuees linking to what they had learnt about the protective measures taken during the Blitz.
The centrepiece of the display is made up of poppy sculptures the children made by crafting a wireframe and then covering it with mod-roc and then finally painting it. There are also pictures of the children alongside their relatives who fought in the armed services. I'm sure you will agree, this is a stunning display that captures the curiosity, enthusiasm and heartfelt emotion that the children put into this project.
Last but not least, this project was topped off by our Head Boy being asked to lay a wreath at the war memorial in the centre of the village. He made us all very proud.