Sculpture will celebrate ICG

FOR THE FUTURE . . . those involved in the project see first hand the hard work the pupils are doing. They are pictured with the pupils (l-r) David Waldron, Scott Bell, Tony McLaughlin, of Balfour Beatty; Danielle Waldron, Councillor and deputy leader of NLC Jim Smith, artist Susheila Jamieson and Amy Gray.
FOR THE FUTURE . . . those involved in the project see first hand the hard work the pupils are doing. They are pictured with the pupils (l-r) David Waldron, Scott Bell, Tony McLaughlin, of Balfour Beatty; Danielle Waldron, Councillor and deputy leader of NLC Jim Smith, artist Susheila Jamieson and Amy Gray.

CREATIVE pupils from Motherwell schools have joined forces to design a sculpture which celebrates the 2011 International Children’s Games.

Dalziel High and Logans Primary pupils have been creating original artworks with a helping hand from artist Susheila Jamieson.

The legacy piece made from steel will be situated in Strathclyde Park near the bridge connecting Motherwell and Hamilton and its expected to be finished by March.

Susheila came up with three ideas for pupils to look at with each involving depictions of sporting action.

The pupils decided they liked the design involving steel panels which will be developed using their ideas and steel supplied from Coatbridge-based Glen Metals.

She added: “The pupils have been working very hard first of all creating action figures, inspired by the International Children’s Games’ logo, and then laying the cut-outs on to black paper to create a panel. The children have found hundreds of different ways of laying out the figures.

“Once the designs are finalised by the end of January, they will be sent to fabricators to be water jet cut. It’s very exciting and the pupils have been working really hard on this project.”

For full story, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, December 22.