As a school we have been lucky to work with Crewkerne Museum on a World War One project focussing on animals and how they were used in the war. Richard Langford, a local artist, has been working with the school. Our Reception and Year One children worked with Richard before half term to create clay models of animals that were either used in the war or were affected by it – for example by having their habitats destroyed by the trenches. These models have been on display in Crewkerne Museum.

Our Year 2, Year 3 and Year 4 children have been working with Richard over 6 sessions to create a ‘Warhorse’ out of wire mesh and plaster bandages. This is 7 foot long, 4 foot high and has a detachable head! The first session was great fun and a bit messy, as you can see from the photos! Thank you to Crewkerne Museum for involving us in this project.

Richard put some finishing touches to the horse in his studio and brought in back into school for a photo opportunity before moving it to the museum.