A SOUTHALL school has enjoyed a visit from American artists who helped pupils design a sculpture for their new building.
Raj Dagstani, based in the US, has designed the sculpture, which is due to be delivered to Dormers Wells High School from across the Atlantic in November.
Mr Dagstani returned to the school in Dormers Wells Lane on September 6 with a member of the Barnacle Brothers sculpting company, who brought a miniature model of the artwork that the pupils were involved in designing.
Students contributed ideas to the project during workshops held by Mr Dagstani at the school in January last year.
Head teacher Maggy Aylott said: "The pupils thought the workshops were wonderful. They loved working with the sculptor. Raj thought the children were all stars, so he made something that looks like a door that is covered with little stars."
Students had to commit to staying in school until 7.30pm every day for a week as part of the workshops, and parents were invited to see the children’s work at the end of the week. The sculpture, which will be covered with coloured glass, is a combination of the children’s and Mr Dagstani ideas.
They enjoyed the project so much that the school has since developed their art classes to include more sculpture work.
Mrs Aylott added: "For the kids, it has been a good way to see the journey of an idea to a final product and to see their ideas turned into a reality. It’s very exciting."