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Schools and civic hall join forces to mark armistice day in Bedworth

Published on Thursday, 4th November 2021

Fantastic art work at Civic Hall in Bedworth
Fantastic art work at Civic Hall in Bedworth

Tremendous response from Bedworth schools to mark the big day

The biggest day in Bedworth’s year is being commemorated in superb style at The Civic Hall.

Pupils from the town’s schools have prepared an art display to tie in with Armistice Day on Thursday, November 11 and it has been installed in the venue’s main windows.   

Schools who have taken part include Nicholas Chamberlaine, Race Leys Infant School, Race Leys Junior School, Newdigate Primary School and Nursery, All Saints, St Michael’s, Ash Green School, Goodyers End Primary School and The Canons CE Primary School.  

Ken Whitehead, Chairman of Bedworth Armistice Day Committee, said:

“We are pleased to have joined forces for a second year with The Civic Hall for this brilliant project and are delighted that our schools have taken part, and the resulting artwork is wonderful.

“We would like to thank everyone who has contributed and we know that thousands of people will walk past the Civic over the coming month and see the display.

“And we are thoroughly looking forward to Thursday, November 11, when we intend to have the best parade our wonderful town has ever seen.’’  

Last year saw schools and the venue rally round to keep the parade in the spotlight after the year’s event was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.

But Joy Burgess, a member of the Civic’s Box Office team was determined that the event would not be forgotten and after contacting the Bedworth Armistice Day Committee they decided to do something about it, with the schools preparing an art display.  

This proved to be a huge success and because the venue cannot be used this year for Armistice Day due to being used as a vaccination centre it was decided to repeat the exercise, with the work remaining on show throughout November.

Councillor Kyle Evans, Portfolio Holder for Public Services at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:

"As always, I am delighted that the Bedworth Civic Hall continues to work alongside our local schools to ensure our youngsters are aware of the sacrifices made by those who have lost their lives in conflicts. I hope this tradition continues for many years to come."