Sculpture designed by pupils celebrates Gedling school’s 50th birthday

Children as young as eight designed a tree-inspired sculpture to commemorate their school’s 50th birthday.

The design was officially unveiled at Stanhope Primary School, Gedling, on Wednesday (October 11).

Karen Martt, who teaches art and design for the school, said: “With this project in particular, working together, the children have just blossomed.”

Stanhope opened in 1967. The school on Keyworth Road teaches more than 300 boys and girls.

The Silk Mill, in Beeston, offered pupils different materials so they could create the sculpture.

Stephen Michaels, consultant for education for the Making It Industrial Heritage Trust, said: “The project encompasses a lot of good use of language, the use of complex maths willingly is just as important to us as the design process.”