Pupils see their contribution to artwork

Children from Town Fields Primary school admire their artwork which has been used to complete the Sir Nigel Gresley Square sculpture. L-r are Younus Sharaz, eight, Megan Atalay, nine, Yannick Loembet, and Raveena Singh, both 11.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2549LM

Children from Town Fields Primary school admire their artwork which has been used to complete the Sir Nigel Gresley Square sculpture. L-r are Younus Sharaz, eight, Megan Atalay, nine, Yannick Loembet, and Raveena Singh, both 11. Picture: Liz Mockler D2549LM

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CHILDREN have visited Doncaster’s latest monument to see their contribution to it.

Pupils from Town Field Primary School in Thorne Road, visited the newly opened Sir Nigel Gresley Square to see if they could find their drawings on the eight metre tall Danum statue, which was unveiled earlier in the month as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The sculpture. by Michael Johnson, was created with the help of 100 children, who each drew an image representing Doncaster life, which would then be cast into brass and attached to the towering piece on art.

The youngsters were asked to draw images representing the town’s rivers and canals, Roman origins, sports clubs, and its railway and mining heritage. Doncaster’s markets and racecourse also feature.

The sculpture which cost £60,000 took 16 weeks to construct after a four month design and consultation period with staff at Doncaster Council and with the participating schools.