Saturday, 15 November 2014

Whitley Students Display Work in Commemorative WWI & WWII Exhibition

Whitley Academy held a Commemorative WWI & WWII Exhibition at the Charterhouse, Coventry, attended by Lord Mayor, staff, parents, students and the public.
This was organised by members of staff, Michelle Marsh (History & Opening Minds teacher), Lucy Daniels (Art Teacher) and the Whitley Academy Student Council co-ordinated by Becky Hilditch.
The work exhibited was from students, completed both independently in their own time and during lessons. It was a cross curricular and a whole school project, which started in June, commemorating 70years since D-day.
Other activities have ranged from Science lessons looking at the advent of Penicillin (WWII) to PE lessons looking at how sport was affected by the outbreak of WWI. Within the Art department, inspired by the instillation at the London Tower, students created their own clay poppies.
The students have even been re-creating mock WWII food recipes in Catering, which were surprisingly tasty!
The history department looked at a range of topics, discussing why after a hundred years it’s important to remember WWI, to the evacuation of children and Coventry Blitz during WWII.
The exhibition is going to be open again this Saturday (15th November) 12-4pm, if you wish to go and have a look.
A huge well done to all students who had their work featured!