South West Galvanizers has played a helping hand in the creation of a series of stunning landmarks at the entrance to a local school.
The Crediton-based plant donated their time and expertise to produce and galvanize a number of steel sculptures following a request by the Headmaster of Hayward’s Primary School for ideas on how to improve the image of the school’s exterior.
Under the guidance of Headmaster Steve Hitchcock and teacher Mrs Faulkner, the school launched a design competition amongst pupils who came up with their own ideas for the pieces of artwork.
Peter Clark, Maintenance Manager at South West Galvanizers, selected the winning designs which were of a boy and girl holding hands beneath the school logo, a child reading a book, and a child skipping.
The chosen designs took twelve months to be brought to life and the final pieces were presented to the staff and pupils at a special assembly, and now have pride of place at the entrance to school as well within the grounds.
Peter Clark said: “This was a fantastic project to be involved in and it was wonderful to help transform the pupils’ ideas into reality. All the designs were hugely impressive and it was very hard to choose the winners, but I’m so pleased that everyone is delighted with the end result.”