James, Year 6
In House Assembly we were asked to make a poster for our school charity ‘The Alzheimer’s Society.’ I started drawing a tree but I didn’t get it finished in the session. First of all I had thought about just putting words to do with Alzheimer’s on my tree. Then in my free time I kept adding to it, leaves, clouds and so on. I thought the tree branches could be the main part, or memories, of your life and then the big leaves were the things you hold dear in your life but that you could actually survive without them. For example, you could lose a grandparent but life would continue. The bigger things in your life I put on the branches such as your wife, family, children because these are harder to lose. The leaves falling down represent the things you lose when your memory is failing you. The clouds show the wind which makes the leaves fall off the tree and represents your memory drifting away. The flower is there to represent happy times.