A NEW piece of artwork by South Wonston Primary pupils has been installed at the Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum.

The print, which was unveiled on Saturday by the Deputy Mayor of Winchester Councillor Patrick Cunningham, is the culmination of a Year 6 project called ‘Gallipoli Remembered’.

The museum was recently awarded a grant from the Gallipoli Association to undertake a joint project with a local primary school to commemorate those who died during the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915.

South Wonston Primary was the successful applicant.

Pupils studied the history and geography of the campaign, and they looked at the beach landings and the equipment the soldiers used, the escape equipment used by those taken prisoner, and the different ways in which soldiers are remembered.

They researched soldiers who were killed in the battle, and their research was compiled into a printed booklet, in addition to writing their own poems and reports on how they thought the soldiers would have felt preparing for and during the battle.

Their final task was to make a piece of artwork as a memorial which will be displayed in the museum galleries in the Gallipoli case.

For this, each pupil designed a tile, which were printed onto a large montage.

The completion of ‘Gallipoli Remembered’ was celebrated with a party in the museum’s Memorial Garden for the pupils, staff and their families to see the artwork unveiled, and to receive a copy of the booklet on the project.