Art 'will be an inspiration to all'
Youngsters are getting to see art up close after a sculpture was unveiled at their school.
The children, parents and teachers at Overdale Infant School, in Knighton, Leicester, all had a hand in designing the work of art.
The bronze piece, created by artist Austin J Orwin, who is a parent at the school, depicts a ship at sea and is named Sea of Life.
School head Philippa Maksymiw said the purpose of the work was to "inspire and delight children, families, artists, authors and creators of the future".
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She said: "It will belong to the Overdale school community and all the fabulous people that make the school such a wonderful place to be."
The sculpture has a smaller twin, which will be used in joint creativity and arts classes with youngsters at Overdale Junior School.
Mrs Maksymiw said each class would have the statue for the time that they worked together to inspire them during classes.
Funding for the sculpture was raised by the parents association of both schools.
The sculpture, which stands in the school's reception, was unveiled yesterday by city councillor Vi Dempster.