School exhibition honours fallen heroes of GallipoliÂ
THE CENTENARY of ArmisticeÂ has been recognisedÂ at Brune Park School with theÂ opening ofÂ aÂ new Gallipoli art exhibition.Â
The exhibition showcasesÂ student's workÂ in commemoration ofÂ of the bitter World War One conflict in Turkey involving British and allied troops. Students produced a range of art work to represent what they have learnt about the conflict.
The permanentÂ exhibitionÂ was opened on Thursday December 13 by Ian Pinnie from the Gallipoli Association, local counsellors Peter Edgar,Â Â Chris Carter and Tom Andrew-Power. The school also welcomedÂ Mark Minter whose grandfather served in Gallipoli.
Students and families also attended the event with the children given the opportunity to discuss with dignitaries the work they had produced.
The artwork was then judged by parents and visitors with a numberÂ of students nominated for the chance to visit Turkey where they will have the opportunity to explore the battlegrounds,Â cemeteries and the living legacy of the war.
The selected students will also have the distinction of designing a permanent memorial to the conflict.