Sculpture unveiled at Cambourne school

A STRIKING new sculpture has been unveiled in Cambourne to celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the village s schools. The sculpture is of a girl sitting on a chair with a dog looking at the floor where there is a cockerel and a pig. It was unveiled

A STRIKING new sculpture has been unveiled in Cambourne to celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the village's schools.

The sculpture is of a girl sitting on a chair with a dog looking at the floor where there is a cockerel and a pig.

It was unveiled outside Monkfield Park Primary School as part of the school's anniversary celebrations.

The specially commissioned sculpture was created by Cambridgeshire artist Tony Hillier with input from pupils.

Headteacher Lynne Anderson said: "We were all delighted and astounded when Tony Hillier responded to the approach made by class teacher Melanie Chapman to make the sculpture for the school, and also that he very kindly donated his creation to the school.

"My 10 years at Monkfield Park have been very exciting and challenging. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to establish and nurture the school."

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During the unveiling ceremony, the children sang, followed by performances of the Snow Queen by PALS Productions, which was sponsored by the Friends of Monkfield Park.

There was also birthday cake, produced by Cambridgeshire Catering Services.

The school opened in September 1999 in temporary accommodation with only five pupils. From 1999 to date it has been through three building phases and now caters for 420 pupils.

Also present at the ceremony was the architect of the school, Michael Vanoli and the first chair of governors, Ian Laughton.

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