Students at Yeoman Park have worked with artists to make a sculpture that will be turned into a 3D digital object for a major exhibition in Nottinghamshire later this year.

Inspired by the County’s woodland and under the watchful eyes of Adrian, Bec and Phil, eight of our upper school students used cork to make a sculpture of the Tansy flower which can be found locally in Sherwood Forest. Professional sculptor, Phil Neal, helped the students to build the flower by layering up cork in different sizes and shapes held together by hot glue.

Later these sculptures will be scanned into a computer to make a 3D model that can be viewed from every angle. When finished the students will be able to view their models online using special software and viewed through the lens of an iPad it will appear as if the sculpture is really in the room with them – also known as augmented reality.

These models and everything else the students created in the workshop will form part of an exhibition created by digital artist, Bec Smith, who has been collaborating with schools across the County. The final pieces will tour Nottinghamshire libraries later in the year.

Teaching Assistants, Collette Mitchell and Kate Allen both took part in the workshop with their students from upper two, three and four. They said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to work closely with professional artists on such an advanced project and we can’t wait to see the final piece.”

With thanks to Adrian, Bec and Phil, and Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries for the opportunity.