Remembrance Day: Primary pupils put poppies to paper

Kensington Primary School pupils created images inspired by Remembrance Day

Kensington Primary School pupils created images inspired by Remembrance Day - Credit: Archant

Budding artists joined the nation to pay their respects to those who fought and fell in conflict.

Pupils of all ages at Kensington Primary School produced thoughtful interpretations of Remembrance Day with a range of arresting images.

Poppies feature strongly in the collection, many with heartfelt messages, while “Lest We Forget” accompanies one painting, showing war graves silhouetted against a setting sun.

Ilaf, 10, created a vivid poppy with red cellaphone, writing: “For your service/For our freedom/Thank you”.

“Remembrance Day is very close to me because people made a sacrifice for us and wanted us to be free. They looked to the future and because of them we are free,” he said.

Meanwhile Fatima, 10, drew two hands entwined, decorated with a poppy above crosses marking the deaths of those who fought in war.

“What Remembrance Day means for me is that people from all countries have made a sacrifice for us,” she said. “We should try to imagine how these people felt and put ourselves in their place when we remember.”

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Head of school, Ben Levin, added: “Remembrance Day gives us all an important opportunity to reflect on how wars have impacted on the lives of so many people.

“At Kensington, the children reflect on the sacrifices made by others to maintain their freedoms.”