Pupils’ Great War art forms sky-high tribute

School children from in and around Sleaford have helped commemorate the First World War with a spectacular, 100ft high art installation.

The Sleaford Remembers project saw art created by pupils from four of the area’s primary schools projected onto the side of the town’s National Centre for Craft and Design last Tuesday, Armistice Day.

A scene from the Sleaford Remembers digital project. soqldZitxyloCw9twh4o

A scene from the Sleaford Remembers digital project. soqldZitxyloCw9twh4o

The aim of the project, as funded by Arts Council England, was to remember those involved in the First World War, whether they be service personnel, nurses or conscientious objectors.

Almost 1,000 children worked with digital artist Jason Wilsher-Mills in iPad workshops to provide the material for the installation.

Some 100 children also worked with Rhubarb Theatre and musicians from the Mini Morris Company to create pieces on the theme of the Great War for the evening.

Of the event, Jason said: “It was very cold and very wet, but the children were amazing.”

The primary schools involved were Sleaford’s Church Lane, Kirkby La Thorpe CofE, Leasingham’s St Andrew’s CofE and Ruskington’s Winchelsea.