Shrouds of the Somme

On Wednesday of this week our Head of Art and DT Luke Barker took a group of pupils from Years 11-13 to the Shrouds of the Somme exhibition at the Queen Elizabeth II park in Stratford

The exhibition is an extraordinarily powerful art commemoration to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.  Of the British and Commonwealth soldiers who fell at The Battle of the Somme, more than 72,000 were never recovered.  The creator of the exhibition Rob Heard spent four years creating a shrouded figure to represent each of these men.