On Monday 15th April NIWM commemorated the 78th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz with the Primary Four class from Christ the King Primary School, Drumaness. The class visited to take part in a workshop exploring Northern Ireland during the Second World War. They ended their visit by laying flowers on our Blitz Memorial to show they were thinking about the lives lost in Northern Ireland on 15th/16th April 1941.
Our Blitz Memorial was created by Carolyn Mulholland. The criss-cross of planks represent the destruction caused by war, while the sharp edges symbolise chaos. The figures in outline represent those who have been killed. They include an orphan and a mother who has lost her baby. The complete figures in black are the living people who have been left behind to bring order out of chaos.
Find out more about our schools programme http://www.niwarmemorial.org/education-outreach/