Thanks to year 6 Hugglescote Primary, Darren ‘The Graffman’ artist and the Famous 50 we were able to create minature art keepsakes to give away in the community.
Using the recycled spray paint cans the children completed their piece of art, wrote their unique label- one for each soldier- and left them in the community at specific locations using the Famous 50 map in Coalville Market.
To decide where to hide them they all researched one of the Famous 50 using census information and extracts from the book 50 Good Men and True written by local author Michael Kendrick and had a visit from local historian Clark Robinson.
“The children really engaged with this project – its brought their research to life and there was real purpose behind it” said their teacher.
Literacy, history, pshe, geography, art and design, are just some of the subjects covered without the children really noticing. Now they are seeing their soldiers get new homes all over Coalville – with people uploading their finds to our Coalville Heroes Facebook page.
So far 10 out of the 50 have been found. There are 40 more out there….