Remembrance Peg Doll Soldiers
To commemorate Remembrance Day and to teach the importance of remembering the sacrifices of those who served our country during the wars, our children and staff have created an art installation.
We wanted to create something that would be meaningful, memorable and to make an impact to help our children understand the significance of this anniversary.
Many thousands of soldiers lost their lives during the various wars over the years and this is sometimes difficult to visualise large numbers.
So we have created our own visual army. Each child and adult was given a wooden dolly peg and asked to design their own soldier to be part of a battalion.
They considered the facial expressions on their soldier, researched uniforms from past and present, discussed colours including camouflage and the King’s guard colours, thought about extra details such as helmets, berets and backpacks and carefully considered the materials they would need to create their peg doll soldier.
The care and consideration taken whilst making each soldier was incredible and the children are very proud of their creations. I am sure you will agree the impact of our battalion of soldiers together is astonishing!