Pupils at a Croxley Green school paid tribute to British war heroes with a unique artwork display to symbolise strength and unity.
Children at York House School (YHS) were asked to think about what poppies represent on Remembrance Day and to use their creativity to build a collaborative ‘human wreath’ using their own hands as a canvas for the artwork.
The children used body paint and fine brushes to delicately paint various artistic representations of the poppy onto their hands in a bid to highlight strength and the overcoming of adversity.
Elaine Fraser, head of art at YHS, said: “Every year we look to create a piece of Remembrance artwork as a collaborative sign of respect from our school and community.
“This year, we wanted to do something different. Each pupil worked diligently on their individual designs which were painted onto their hands, before being brought together in a final unified piece to honour those who fought together in the face of adversity.
“We are proud and touched that our pupils recognised the privilege of exhibiting this artwork outside of our school entrance on Remembrance Day by choosing to stand silently ‘on guard’ in the cold, as a mark of respect to our fallen.”