STUDENTS CREATE STUNNING ARTWORK IN REMEMBRANCE OF HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
We are so impressed with the fabulous artwork our students have created in remembrance of our late monarch HM Queen Elizabeth II. Students, including 40 of service students, have designed and created some stunning crowns as well as medal designs which will be displayed at the Service of Remembrance at Ripon Cathedral on 4th November.
The Queen’s service during the Second World War and her involvement and commitment to our Serving personnel and families throughout her 70 years as Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces will be recognised during the service.
The medal designs will be pinned up on large notice boards at the front of Ripon Cathedral for all guests to see as they arrive for the service and the crowns will be displayed around the altar.
The artwork project was led by Catherine and Dove from Rural Arts, on behalf of Never Such Innocence. The charity, Never Such Innocence, began as a First World War commemoration project for children and young people. Inspired by this conflict, more than 11,000 young people from 47 different countries, territories and dependencies created poetry, artwork, and songs. From 2019 they expanded their focus to include conflict in all forms and throughout history, up to and including the present day. To date, young people in over 120 countries have participated in their work which is delivered in three key ways: Workshops, Special Events and an International Competition.
Mr Birdsall, Richmond School and Sixth Forms Service Children’s Advocate, said: “The students have worked really hard throughout the two workshops and have created some stunning designs which I can’t wait to see on display in Ripon Cathedral. They have really embraced the significance of their work and have done this with the utmost of respect for Queen Elizabeth II and everything she did to support the Armed Services during the war and until her recent passing.”