Community Kids create a memorial to honour the animals who died in World War One 

Community Kids create a memorial to honour the animals who died in World War One 

Community Kids create a memorial to honour the animals who died in World War One  2000 2000 The Bay CE Primary School

A memorial to honour the animals who died in World War One has been unveiled. It was designed by students from the Bay CE school (Primary); the wooden structure features a horse and also depicts other animals who died during the conflict. It was created by Island chainsaw artist Paul Sivell and is situated in the grounds of Sandown Broadway Centre.

The unveiling of the statue was attended by Isle of Wight High Sheriff Geoff Underwood and other local dignitaries. The statue is part of the Battlefields to Butterflies project and can be seen by everyone driving or walking along the Broadway. The wooden sculpture depicts animals who died during the conflict, and also captures the War Horse story. Following the Community Kids involvement in the Battlefields to Butterflies project, which saw them plant seeds at Osborne House to recreate a battleground site, the children came up with the idea of designing a Memorial Plaque. They have since visited the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in London, where they met the Chelsea Pensioners.

Photographs from Isle of Wight County Press

 

 

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