1918 ExhibitionPosted on: 23/01/2019
2018 marked the centenary of both the end of World War One and the first group of women getting the right to vote in Britain; a moment of both destruction and progress. At Nower Hill, the History and Art departments collaborated to reflect on these two events as part of this year’s Jack Petchey Project.
Our A-level artists produced suffragette portraits, including of Harrow campaigners. Year 7 and 8 students contributed their own designs to create a school ‘votes for women’ banner. A-level photographers created work around the theme of remembrance using local World War One memorials. Year 7 and 8 students designed their own remembrance poppies which captured many different sides to the war. There was also work celebrating the contribution of Indian soldiers to World War One.
The ‘1918’ exhibition was visited by Gareth Thomas MP, local councilors, the Pinner Association, governors, students and staff.