Berrings NS

This whimsical piece was designed to be an interactive part of the school playground with its form imagined as a giant spider, a castle with a turret or a simple shelter.  The idea of the piece as a shelter is a symbol for refuge and protection, while the over-all shape has an element of fun, there is an acorn at the very top of the piece as a symbol of growth, all  of  these are essential elements of school life.

The school has a strong tradition of music and sports and this is depicted in the four enamelled copper discs on each leg. One of the legs has a door which can be locked. Behind this is the rope for the ringing of the bell, and it has become a great honour in the school to be the chosen bell-ringer. The bell bears the name of the school and the date that the building was completed.