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What’s tall, wavy and now welcomes students to Northgate High School in Dereham?

17:46 03 October 2012

Northgate High School Adelle Crispe (right) has designed a sculpture which will sit outside the front of the school. With her is, from left, Maureen Mottley, Paul Moroz from I&S Composites and Head Glyn Hambling. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Northgate High School Adelle Crispe (right) has designed a sculpture which will sit outside the front of the school. With her is, from left, Maureen Mottley, Paul Moroz from I&S Composites and Head Glyn Hambling. Picture; Matthew Usher.

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They are coloured in bright cream and aubergine, they stand more than 2m tall, and they tower over students as they come to school each day – and they are the result of 18 months of “love, sweat and tears”.

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The striking two-pronged sculpture ‘Waves’, which is destined to welcome staff and students to Northgate High School in Dereham for generations to come, was officially unveiled on Monday afternoon.

The work of art was designed by year 11 student Adelle Crispe following a competition inspired by a school trip to the Tate Modern in London.

The design has now been made into a reality by Northgate School staff and a local company I & S Composites.

Asked about the features of Adelle’s work that caught the judges’ eye, faculty head Maureen Mottley said: “It’s been a long process of love, sweat and tears. We are really passionate and fought for it. The new head has supported us and had faith in us.”

Members of the public are invited to appreciate Waves in person at the school’s winter exhibition on December 19.

The event will see pupils, family members, staff and governors exhibit their own creations side by side in the school.

The deadline for submissions is November 26. See the school’s website www.northgate.norfolk.sch.uk or phone 01362 697033.

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