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The Tank Museum hosts local youngsters’ art display

Local schoolchildren created art looking at “Life in Bovington” which is on display at The Tank Museum, until 16 July 2021.

Approximately 250 children from Bovington Academy, ranging in age from four to 11 years, explored what life in Bovington meant to them. They then created a visual representation that focused on their experience of living within the town.

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The Tank Museum hosts Life in Bovington exhibition

The exhibition’s central theme, “Life in Bovington,” was deliberately broad due to the unique demographic of the school population. It includes children from both local and military families. Some 70 percent of pupils come from a forces family background, who can move on every 18 months.

Samantha Armstrong from Bovington Academy says: “This project has been a great chance for the children to express their personalities and tell their individual story. The pandemic has meant people spending more time at home, giving them more opportunity to discover new walks and activities in their areas.”

Claire Cooper Education Officer adds: “We were delighted to work in partnership with Bovington Academy. We were impressed with the creativity and imagination of the children’s work. It was a pleasure to discover what Bovington means to them. Curator David Willey was one of the first people to admire the exhibition.”

Purchase the artwork to boost school funds

There are 100 pieces currently on display in the Tank Factory exhibition. Visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase the original artwork. All money raised from this exhibition will go back into the school funds. The funds buy resources for children to use at the school.
Due to current restrictions on capacity, all visitors should book their ticket online in advance. Click here to book your Museum tickets.

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