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My Hero - My relative: Edith Cavell

Amelie, Year 3

  • Mixed media
  • 70(w) 1200(h) 25(d) mm

At school we had a competition for artwork of heroes and heroines. I created a model of Edith Cavell who is a relative of my family on my great grandad's side. Edith Cavell is my heroine because she saved lives of soldiers during the war and was executed because of it. I created the model by using chicken wire to create the shape and then I plastered over it and painted it. I then created the clothes using material and stuck original newspaper clippings about Edith Cavell on the board.