New mosaic for Spalding school

Year 8 Sir John Gleed School students, artist Fiona Gurney and Post 16 Centre students and the mosaic they have created in the reception area. Photo: SG22014-15-109TW
Year 8 Sir John Gleed School students, artist Fiona Gurney and Post 16 Centre students and the mosaic they have created in the reception area. Photo: SG22014-15-109TW

The natural world has made an impressive statement in the student reception area of the Sir John Gleed School in Spalding.

That was the theme of the mosaic project supervised by artist Fiona Gurney, assisted by 177 Year 8 and Year 12 students.
Head of art Rachel Lawson said the students all made ceramic insects or butterflies that decorate the giant tree designed by Fiona and the school’s art department.

Fiona said there were 177 insects and butterflies in all, and students worked on making these, as well as laying and grouting the little tiles.

She said: “All the students and staff are really proud of what’s been achieved. It’s made a huge impact. It was a really good experience for them and a good opportunity.”

Photo (TIM WILSON): SG2201415-109TW