Artwork dedicated to aviator placed at Stansted Airport
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Artwork dedicated to the memory of British aviator Amy Johnson, who in 1930 was the first female pilot to fly alone from England to Australia, has been placed at Stansted Airport.
The work has been created by four Year 10 students from New Rickstones Academy, in Witham who joined forces with Year 4 and 5 pupils at Silver End Primary to produce the murals.
The pieces are a memorial to Amy Johnson, known as the aviatrix, who died in January 1942 serving her country. Her plane went down and her body was never found.
The artwork will be displayed in the education area of the airport.
Art teacher Kara Morton said: “We were asked to create our own composition to celebrate the life, achievements and world records of the female aviator, Amy Johnson. The students worked tirelessly to complete the canvases in just one day. The standard of work was so high and the efforts made by all pupils were of such an impressive quality we even managed to produce more than expected.
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“It’s great for children to work on large scale projects together like this. In GCSE art, there isn’t much opportunity to work together as everything they do is assessed as individuals.”
The gifted and talented art students from New Rickstones who took part were Darcey Spenner, Jakub Drawert, Casey Cash and Betsy Goodfellow.
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