You will be aware that this year is the centenary of the end of the First World War and Remembrance Sunday this year falls on the anniversary of the Armistice on 11th November. The Education department at Shuttleworth have arranged an art exhibition in the hangers for Armistice Day and Year 9 Stratton students have been making a series of Batik panels to contribute to this exhibition. These are inspired by the poems ‘Exposure’ and ‘Poppies’ from the GCSE Anthology and the work of Henry Moore and will be displayed for public exhibition on the 10th and 11th November in the Discovery room of the Shuttleworth Collection Hangers. Year 9 parents will have free entry to the hangers for the duration of the weekend, so please do visit if you can. Our Head Students have also recorded a voiceover to be played in the hangers remembering the fallen of WW1 and we are very proud of the work of all of the Year 9 and Sixth Form students who have contributed to this exhibition. We are grateful for the work of Ms Edwards and the art department in making this happen.
History teachers Mr Macwhinnie and Mr McIntosh wanted to create a visual tribute to local servicemen who lost their lives during WW1. With permission from the Town Council and the assistance of history and technology staff, 14 profiles of these brave men have been made and displayed around Biggleswade as close to their home addresses as possible. Please look out for these tributes around the town; they are very impressive and moving. Many thanks to Mr Macwhinnie, Mr McIntosh and Mr Sampford (technology) for their creativity and determination to see this project through.