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Monkshouse Primary School

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Term 2 - Blitz Art

To coincide with their investigations into the Blitz, Year 6 used chalk and their own stencils to create Blitz art. The inspiration for this was the photograph called St Paul's Survives which was taken in London during the night air raid of 29-30 December 1940. It shows St Paul's Cathedral, illuminated by fires and surrounded by the smoke of burning buildings. This photograph soon became a symbol of British resilience and courage, and is considered one of the iconic images of the Blitz. It became instantly famous, and turned the Cathedral into a symbol of togetherness, survival and suffering.