In creating our entry into the 2020 Gallipoli Art Prize, our 6th class students looked at ‘means of escape’. They particularly focused on the games and objects sent to POWs through Red Cross parcels that could be used for escape purposes.
The sheer focus, imagination and ingenuity in creating ways to escape: hiding information and equipment in packs of playing cards and board games; making compasses from pen lids, and using lemon yellow jelly for printing; is a fascinating concept to study.
The students created their own messages in Morse Code and designed their own cards based on the Bicycle Escape Map deck of cards created in WW2. They also designed keys with hidden messages inspired by the men who made keys for escape purposes.
They also watched the 1972 BBC Documentary Escape from COLDITZ, Prisoner of War
Pictured above is our Art leadership team (Ava was absent) and Mrs Allcorn with the combined 6th class artwork for this year’s Gallipoli Art Prize. Each year 6th class enters a piece that all the class has worked on together. We have been hung as finalists every year, so far. We remain the only school to take part in this prestigious art competition and we are very proud to be part of it each year.