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Artistic West View children celebrate centenary of World War One

West View primary school pupil Elliott Bloor with his drawing in the exhibition.

West View primary school pupil Elliott Bloor with his drawing in the exhibition.

ARTISTIC children celebrated the centenary of the First World War with an exhibition in their school.

The talented youngsters from West View Primary School, in Davison Drive, Hartlepool, used water colour paints, pastels, charcoals, collage and printing to each create a work of art for the gallery.

The 390 pictures and paintings – by every child in the nursery and school – have been professionally framed and hung in the hall and can be bought by parents.

So far sales of the paintings have raised more than £250, with £1 from every £6 piece being ploughed back into the school’s pot for creative activities.

The other £5 is to pay the company which set up the gallery.

Teacher Michelle Ellis said: “The gallery was set up to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of World War One.

“The children have created paintings based around the subject of the war.

“So every class created paintings from every pupil and then we had a company come in and frame and hang all of the work.”

Parents have been invited into the schools to see the hundreds of paintings on display and Miss Ellis said it has gone down very well.

She said: “The parents have loved it and the children have really liked doing it.

“They keep asking to go into the hall to see the gallery so that they can point out their picture.

“It looks fantastic too, with 390 pictures.”

 

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