Taking a different war view
PROUD pupils showed their knowledge and art skills at a Second World War exhibit at the Fishing Heritage Centre.
Talented Year Five pupils from Ormiston South Parade Academy are showing off their lifelike gas masks and 3D suitcases until Sunday, December 9.
World War Two Through Our Eyes is not only visually appealing, but there is information about leaders such as Adolf Hitler and real-life accounts from Jewish girl Anne Frank.
Pupil Ella Hepworth, 9, was really excited to see her World War Two leaders project framed in the exhibit.
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She said: "I wrote about how the leaders each became prime ministers and how they died.
"I found it very interesting – and I'm amazed to see my work up on the wall because mine was the chosen one.
"I had the choice of what I wanted do on the project which was really, really great."
Forty-seven children contributed to the exhibition, and they have been creating work since September for the display.
Kieran Donovan, 9, created a 3D suitcase representing what he would pack if he was evacuated during the war.
He said: "I have packed a wallet, pictures and an i-pod. They are all essentials. I enjoyed creating the suitcase and I also made the Anne Frank display, who was a Jewish girl during the war.
"She was in hiding for years in her dad's work place. It was really interesting learning about her."
Thomas Pederson, 9, created a gas mask in paper mache. He said: "I'm really proud to see my mask up on display. I think it looks great."
"I had trouble creating the eyes and nose because it was quite difficult.
"We learned how people still don't know how leaders died, and I think Adolf Hitler was shot in the head."
Teacher Sara Langford, said it was a great experience for the children to have their work displayed to the public.
She said: "It's nice for them to show the wider community everything they have done this term. They are all really proud of how their work looks."
The free display is in the Cafe Gallery at the Fishing Heritage Centre. It is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. For information, call 01472 323345.