Tufnell Park and Copenhagen pupils mark Gallipoli Campaign
PUBLISHED: 10:37 10 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:57 10 February 2016
Primary school pupils have commemorated the Gallipoli Campaign in Islington Museum.
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.