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Tufnell Park and Copenhagen pupils mark Gallipoli Campaign

PUBLISHED: 10:37 10 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:57 10 February 2016

Copenhagen Primary School children examine the artwork in Islington Museum

Copenhagen Primary School children examine the artwork in Islington Museum

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Primary school pupils have commemorated the Gallipoli Campaign in Islington Museum.

From left to right, artist Sarah Pimenta, Islington Museum's Rebecca Campbell-Gay and Lyn Edmonds with Tufnell Park Primary School childrenFrom left to right, artist Sarah Pimenta, Islington Museum's Rebecca Campbell-Gay and Lyn Edmonds with Tufnell Park Primary School children

Children from Tufnell Park and Copenhagen Primary Schools attended the premier showing of their artwork which highlighted the struggles of the troops during the WW1 campaign.

The Gallipoli Campaign was an unsuccessful attempt, amid fierce Turkish resistance, by the Allied Powers to control the sea route from Europe to Russia.

Extracts were recorded from sources and pupils experimented with voice and scale to create musical backdrops and also learnt about daily life at Gallipoli - from the soldiers’ struggles with lice, extreme weather and sickness to the realities of trench warfare and coping with death on the front.

The work will be on display until March 1 and the museum, in St John Street, will be exhibiting the story from both sides to reflect Islington’s large Turkish community.


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