Super sculptures at Spalding Priory School after project with Dalehead Foods

Pupils, staff and guests by both sculptures.
Pupils, staff and guests by both sculptures.
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Special sculptures depicting school life were unveiled at the front of Spalding’s Priory School on Tuesday.

The sculptures were the result of a 14-month project between pupils at the school and its sponsor Dalehead Foods.

All the pupils in Year 9 were tasked with contributing ideas through practical activities and the final design evolved as an amalgamation of what pupils understood school life to represent.

Arts and Design teacher Georgina Freeman ran some glass workshops in school with the guidance of glass artist Liz Pearson of The Glass Room.

Pupils were invited from across the school to take part in making the glass element of the sculpture and 40 highly coloured fused glass tiles depicting aspects of school life followed.

Then Dalehead Foods engineering manager Karl Berry created a standing sculpture using computer software and incorporating the pupils’ ideas.

The seven foot structure combines stainless steel, copper pipe and the glass tiles made by the pupils.

The sculptures were unveiled on Christmas Dinnerday at the school by head of the Community Inclusive Trust Academies Peter Bell.

• More pictures in Thursday’s Spalding Guardian.