Exhibition at Marlborough’s LitFest raises awareness of the work of Save the Children in its centenary year

Written by Sue Round on .

'Azzi in Between' exhibition in the Town Hall'Azzi in Between' exhibition in the Town HallVisitors to the LitFest this weekend can enjoy an exhibition of work produced by Marlborough St Mary’s pupils on display in the Town Hall.  The exhibition highlights the plight of refugees and the work of Save the Children.

Marlborough LitFest was keen to join the celebrations of Marlborough’s link with Eglantyne Jebb who founded Save the Children one hundred years ago and who taught in St Peter’s School from 1899 to 1890.  

Local pupils studied Sarah Garland’s graphic novel, ‘Azzi in Between’ and listened to talks from Save the Children representatives.  The exhibition demonstrates the children’s responses.

 

Poem by Rachel Darby, aged 10, Marlborough St Mary'sPoem by Rachel Darby, aged 10, Marlborough St Mary'sSecond page of Rachel Darby's poemSecond page of Rachel Darby's poem
Gill Macdonald, member of the LitFest Committee, told marlborough.news, “‘Azzi in Between’ is a powerful, moving story.  I have been impressed with the way the children have responded to it so sensitively.  The exhibition contains many moving diary entries, picture stories, models and paintings.”

Model based on book Azzi in Between Marlborough St Marys pupilsModel based on book Azzi in Between Marlborough St Marys pupilsThe exhibition will also be on display in St Mary’s Church at the Eglantyne Jebb Thanksgiving Service on December 15.

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