Final Exhibition at the Houses of Parliament

Members of the Forget Never Project Show Exhibits from the Four-Year Project in Parliament

Members of the Forget Never – Sacrifice & Legacy team were invited to Parliament to show their project to invited guests and MPs. It was the project’s final event and there were important guests in attendance.

Stephen Metcalfe MP and patron of the project was joined by Mark Francois MP, Danny Lawrence the Deputy Mayor of Basildon, Laurent Guillaume the Deputy Mayor of Meaux (Basildon’s Twin Town), Colonel Iain MacDonald Head of Essex Army Cadets, Philip Venning from the Heritage Lottery Fund, who sponsored the project, Rowley Gregg from the There but not There Campaign, Richard Dunning, owner of the Lochnagar Crater in The Somme, Head Teachers and students from Vange Primary School, Woodlands School and Beauchamps School, as well as Basildon Navy and Army Cadets.

The students and cadets talked to the guests about what the project has meant to them and what their schools have been involved in as well as about their trips to the battlefields and cemeteries in France and Belgium. 

The unique part of this project has been the involvement of the twin towns of Basildon in Germany & France, which was recognised by the invited guests.

Children from Vange Primary School showing Stephen Metcalfe their 'Hands' art installation and head, Liz Keeble with Laurent Guillaume, from Meaux
Children from Vange Primary School showing Stephen Metcalfe their ‘Hands’ art installation and head, Liz Keeble with Laurent Guillaume, from Meaux
There but Not There Tommy in the Houses of Parliament
There but Not There Tommy in the Houses of Parliament
Sea and Army cadets discussing their involvement in the project with Rowley Gregg from There but Not There
Sea and Army cadets discussing their involvement in the project with Rowley Gregg from There but Not There

For more information about Vange Primary School’s art installation click here to go to their website (scroll down for the art installation information)

For more photos of the event, please click here

 

 

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