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Sheffield pupils create sculptures in Botanical Gardens

Crafty youngsters from schools across Sheffield have been inspired by the beautiful Botanical Gardens to create special sculptures currently on display during the Sheffield Childrens Festival.
Artist Lucy Coyne, who worked with school children from across Sheffield to create the GardenUp Sculpture Trail.

Crafty youngsters from schools across Sheffield have been inspired by the beautiful Botanical Gardens to create special sculptures currently on display during the Sheffield Childrens Festival. Artist Lucy Coyne, who worked with school children from across Sheffield to create the GardenUp Sculpture Trail.

Youngsters from schools across Sheffield have been inspired by the city’s Botanical Gardens to create special sculptures.

Artist and sculptor Lucy Coyne worked with children from schools across the city to make the sculptures, which are suspended or planted throughout the gardens.

Pupils from Broomhall’s Porter Croft Primary Academy, Forge Valley Community School in Malin Bridge, Bents Green School, Westfield School in Sothall and Fox Hill Primary, were inspired by the plants, trees, wildlife, colours and textures in the Botanical Gardens.

They have used wire, yarns and recycled materials and techniques such as wiring, weaving and printing to create their colourful sculptures.

The trail formed part of the Garden Up event, held in the gardens earlier this month, and will remain on show throughout the Sheffield Children’s Festival, which ends on July 6.

Coun Isobel Bowler, Sheffield Council cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “The sculptures are a brilliant addition to the gardens.

“ I hope all the children who have taken part in the workshops with Lucy will be really proud to see them on display.”

 

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