School sculpture blessed by Bishop

Sculptor Ed Elliott with the wooden carving.

Sculptor Ed Elliott with the wooden carving.

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The celebration and unveiling ceremony of Lythe CEVC school’s sculpture took place last Thursday in the school grounds.

The Bishop of Whitby formally unveiled and blessed the sculpture during an official ceremony, which also involved a collective worship led by the Bishop and Rev Josephine Evetts-Secker of St Oswald’s Church, Lythe.

The wooden angel sculpture is lifted by crane.

The wooden angel sculpture is lifted by crane.

The Governors embarked upon this exciting heritage project to symbolise the ethos and values of the school and local community.

Nationally renowned sculptor Ed Elliott spent the majority of May in a barn next door to the school working on the sculpture.

The children visited Ed regularly to observe his work and have been extremely involved in the design.

The large wooden angel has been sculpted from a huge Douglas Fir Tree, donated by the Mulgrave Estate.

Lythe School youngsters take a look at the work in progress.

Lythe School youngsters take a look at the work in progress.

The tree originated from Canada and has significant historic value.

Lythe CEVC School’s Angel now sits prominently in the school grounds in a position that is not only accessible to the children and staff of the school, but also to the wider community and passers-by.

Lythe School would like to sincerely thank all of the individuals and organisations that have generously donated and supported this project – Balfour Beatty, Mulgrave Estate, Russell Saunders, Sainsburys, Co-op and many other private donors.