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Bury St Edmunds pupils create their own legendary St Edmund wolf

Ben Loughrill who sculpted the St Edmund wolf on Southgate roundabout spent some time working with pupils from Howard Middle School

Ben Loughrill who sculpted the St Edmund wolf on Southgate roundabout spent some time working with pupils from Howard Middle School

Pupils at Howard Middle School have their own wolf sculpture thanks to the talents of Ben Loughrill who created the wolf that guards Southgate Green roundabout.

Ben from Halesworth carved the impressive piece of artwork having been commissioned by Bury in Bloom.

Today he held a workshop at the Bury St Edmunds School which has a wolf as part of its school crest. This was sponsored by Bennett Homes, St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Bury Town Council, Suffolk County Council and Our Bury St Edmunds.

As well as watching Ben carve the smaller version of the wolf pupils also produced their own artwork depicting the legend of the wolf which guarded King Edmund’s head after he was slain by the Danes.

The students also learned about the legend and watched the time lapse video of the sculpture by Big Orange and astrixxphotography showing Ben working on the Southgate Green seven foot figure.

David Morris, art co-ordinator at the school, said: “Our pupils have been very excited about meeting and working with Ben as many of them have admired the sculpture on Southgate Green. This workshop has brought our school crest to life.”

Ben is also carrying out a workshop in January with Howard Primary School, whose crest also contains the wolf. .

 

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