Kids have spirit of Olympics

Exhibition of Olympic themed sculptures made by schools from around the area, with the help of Faceless.'Julia Crapper admires the sulptures. 'h320c225
Exhibition of Olympic themed sculptures made by schools from around the area, with the help of Faceless.'Julia Crapper admires the sulptures. 'h320c225

CREATIVE children had their artwork displayed at the Hepworth gallery after a school sculpture workshop.

Year six pupils at 12 schools in the area used wire and willow to create giant Olympic-themed sculptures in sessions with the Faceless arts company.

Exhibition of Olympic themed sculptures made by schools from around the area, with the help of Faceless.'Jessica Sedgwick.'h320b225

Exhibition of Olympic themed sculptures made by schools from around the area, with the help of Faceless.'Jessica Sedgwick.'h320b225

More than 300 individual pieces of sculpture made up the Spirit of the Olympics project and an exhibition was held last week at the WESTEC centre on South Kirkby Business Park.

And following that the volleyball player sculptures made by pupils at Grove Lea Primary were chosen to go on display at the Hepworth Gallery.

They were displayed on Monday, June 25, to coincide with the Olympic Torch’s visit to the district.

Alison Buckler, year six teacher, said: “Following our sculpture work, year six were invited to the Hepworth Gallery to be part of the Olympic celebration. At the gallery pupils not only saw their sculptures on display but were lucky enough to meet some of the torch bearers and have a VIP tour of the gallery.”

Tony Wade, from Faceless, said: “The children have created wonderful wire and willow Olympic athletes that capture the expression ‘Going for Gold’.”