Kai, one of the pupils at Portfield School, has received a donation for a piece of art he created as part of a World War 1 topic.
After sharing the pupils work on our Facebook page we were contacted by Manda Luiza, a local artist and parent of a pupil at Portfield School, to see if she could purchase Kai’s picture for a donation to the charity.
Manda said “The picture stood out, it moved me. It reminded me of a black and white photograph I had seen many years ago of a solider standing alone in the dark.”
Kai had created the picture for Remembrance Day to complete the topic.
Kai said “I chose to only use grey/black tones to show the dark horror of war.”
Class 8 started the topic by looking back in history about how the war started, the trenches, weapons and equipment and major battles. The topic continued in Literacy as the class studied the Michael Morpurgo novel, Private Peaceful, to understand what soldiers experienced. The class also looked at war poetry and acted out ‘Dulce Et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen before completing the topic by creating pieces of art.
Thank you Luiza and well done Kai!