Acrow Galvanizing has teamed up with Sawston Village College to galvanize the steelwork used to produce the commission ‘Hope’ which has been installed permanently on the external wall of the school’s premises to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
The artwork was inspired by the Gillian Clarke poem, Birdsong, and depicts a bird taking flight. It was designed by students at the college, fabricated by artist Neil Jones, and galvanized by the team at Acrow Galvanizing to protect it from corrosion. The commission was one of 12 awarded nationally by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for 2017.
John Nicholson, Commercial Manager at Acrow Galvanizing, explained: “It was once again a pleasure to support the school with this project, and we’re proud to have played a part in the creation of a piece of artwork which represents history and the importance of having hope, and which will be seen by so many in the months and years to come.
“Working with our local community is extremely rewarding, and we’re always eager to share industry knowledge with potential future architects and designers studying at the school. During this specific project, we also arranged a tour of our new premises in Haverhill for a group of students, and gave them the opportunity to use our new meeting room for group discussions.”
Ms Lesley Morgan, Arts Development Manager at Sawston Village College, added: “Huge thanks to the team at Acrow Galvanizing for kindly donating their services as part of this special project, and for their ongoing support to the school. It was clear that the pupils involved in the project gained a lot from their visit to Acrow Galvanizing.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd