Some Very Special artwork for Standish

If you take a walk down the old Standish mineral line, known locally as the 'Line',  you will see a brand new piece of art created by the four schools in Standish.

The 'Line' was originally used to transport minerals away from the Standish mines by train. Prior to 2018, it was just a muddy track used by dog walkers, horse riders and people walking into Standish. Last year the 'Line' was resurfaced and lighting was installed to help provide an alternative route to Standish town centre for walkers and cyclists.

We were invited, along with St Maries, Woodfold and Standish High, to take part in a special project organised by Wigan Council to create artwork to be displayed on the upgraded route.

Each school was given a different part of the 'Line’s' story to tell in their artwork. Our theme was how the 'Line' was orginally used and our artwork was inspired by the history of the 'Line' and mining in the Standish area.

On Wednesday 27th February, we met with staff and pupils from the other three schools to see our artwork as it was officially unveiled by representatives from Wigan Council, including leader of Wigan Council Councillor David Molyneux, and contractor Dowhigh Ltd, who provided all the artwork used in the installation.

It was a very sunny day and we were very proud to see our work and the work of the other schools displayed on the 'Line'. We were even prouder when we received a smaller framed version of our artwork as well as a large panel to keep. We will hang them proudly in school.

The artwork is situated at the School Lane entrance opposite the Spar supermarket. If you make your way towards the 'Line' you will turn a corner and pass the installation.  Hope you love it as much as we do!

 

 

 

Office Contact: Mrs P Jackson

St Wilfrid's Church of England

Primary Academy.

Rectory Lane, Standish,

Wigan WN6 0XB


Tel: 01257423992

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