The eye-catching lead and glass artwork was designed and executed by pupils and was inspired by a visit to the school, earlier this year, from Councillor Stephen Reid, Executive Member for Education and Skills, Human Resources and Performance.
Councillor Reid had admired some small stained-glass pieces on show at the school and pupils and staff decided to make a larger piece specifically for display at the County Council’s headquarters in Winchester.
Accepting the plaque, Councillor Reid said: “This is a stunning piece of art, and I would like to see it displayed in a public area where it can catch the sunlight and be enjoyed by as many people as possible. The pupils have shown skill and talent in working together to make it and they should be extremely proud of their work.”
A group of pupils travelled to Winchester to present the artwork to Councillor Reid with Head Teacher, Urmilla Choubae along with business manager Tanya Gray. After the presentation the group was joined by the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Elaine Still, and given a tour of the Council Chambers.
Rowhill School caters for vulnerable children, aged 11-16 years, who for a variety of reasons are unable to attend mainstream schools.
Photo (L-R): Councillor Stephen Reid receives the artwork from students James Down and Lucas Ellsmore.