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Myles’ fabulous artwork of WW1 soldier and stunning remembrance display in library

10 November 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Tomorrow, we will be marking Armistice Day with the two minute silence and the Last Post. Mrs Farquhar, our librarian, has created a stunning display of books and artefacts about remembrance which students can view in the library. We have been very impressed with this fabulous artwork of a World War 1 soldier that Myles Fairhurst has created. Myles, in Year 7, was inspired by the artwork of Martin Brown, the illustrator of the Frightful First World War books in Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories collection.

Myles said: “Art is one of my favourite subjects because you can let your imagination run wild on a piece of paper.  I enjoy creating artwork from both world wars but I like the style of a First World War solider. For example, I like the traditional Tommy helmets. When I was drawing this soldier I imagined that he was writing a letter home to his family to tell them that he was fine and needed more chocolate! I created my artwork using my Dad’s artist felt tips that work like paint brushes. I also like to draw characters for my stories that I write.”

Myles is really interested in History, especially the history of the Battle of the Somme. He has watched Time Team documentaries about the archaeology that is found – one object linking to one solider.

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