11th November 2021 — Pupils at St Peter’s School, York, have created a striking set of silhouettes representing members of the armed forces past and present.
The silhouettes were created in response to a competition to design a Remembrance Day Memorial for the school campus, launched in November 2020. The aim of the project is to honour former pupils from St Peter’s School, known as Old Peterites, who have served across all Forces, as well as marking the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War.
Upper Sixth Form pupils Hannah Costin and Hope Simpson created the winning design: a series of silhouettes showcasing the diverse roles across the forces throughout history. Eleven pupils volunteered and worked together to create the figures, as part of the Design & Technology Department’s co-curricular club MAKERSPACE, and the project has been partially funded by the Old Peterite Club.
Throughout the month of November, the figures will be located around the school campus, and the figures and plaques will be lit each evening.