The Latymer School: Cross and Rose

  • The Jerusalem Cross and a five petalled rose are part of the school's heraldic crest. Having just been sailing in Norfolk, windmills were also an inspiration
  • One class worked only with straight timber
  • Making crosses in small groups and then joining them together into one larger cross
  • The other class used bamboo, cane and rafia to make the five petalled rose
  • The two pieces were mounted on tripods
  • Set in the school courtyard
The Jerusalem Cross and a five petalled rose are part of the school's heraldic crest. Having just been sailing in Norfolk, windmills were also an inspiration1 One class worked only with straight timber2 Making crosses in small groups and then joining them together into one larger cross3 The other class used bamboo, cane and rafia to make the five petalled rose4 The two pieces were mounted on tripods5 Set in the school courtyard6 7
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The sculptures were made by pupils over two working days. They stood in the school courtyard for a year. I have been invited back to repeat the project and generate new work twice since. I like this model because it keeps the work fresh and avoids the complexity of trying to make permanent work.
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Project Summary

LocationThe Latymer School
Year 7, Keystage 3
Date2009
Duration2 days delivery (2 days prep)
Budget£ 1-3 K
MaterialsWood, bolts, cane, bamboo, raffia

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