100 Years Remembrance Display

Posted by Suzanne Alexander

2018 marks 100 years since the end of WW1, a special remembrance which Sir William Robertson Academy has been spending time teaching our students about the importance of remembrance andDSC_0013 remembering those who have fought, died, survived any war. The school has been covering this across a wide range of subjects including History, Art, Graphics, Design & Technology and Food Technology.

Our Art & Design & Technology student’s wonderful work has been turned into an amazing display in reception. Our Year 9 and 10 GCSE groups created the poster artwork in Graphics. Their design brief was to raise awareness of ‘Remembrance’ following a period of research and using techniques learnt in lessons – such as stencilling, mono-printing and collage.

Pupils in Years 7 -13 have made poppies as part of their Art homework or GCSE or A Level studies. Upper school Art students have also been making lino prints to create a banner celebrating the 100th anniversary.

Mr Jex has renovated a Sir William Robertson memorial plaque. Sir William Robertson 1860 – 1933 who was a key figure in the First World War. To find out more information on him, visit our website page: Sir William Robertson

Mrs Elwell’s Year 9 Resistant Materials pupils have made candle holders to reflect the theme which are on display in a cabinet near Reception.DSC_0026

Mrs Cooke’s Food group held a bake sale in the lead up to Remembrance Day to sell Anzac biscuits and iced cakes they made in class and raised £66 for the Poppy Appeal.

Well done to all our students for some really poignant and wonderful work!


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To see all the photographs from the display click here: 100 Years Remembrance Display Photo Album 2018