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Workshops celebrate new B-17 sculpture in Bury

Build a super Fortress workshop at Moreton Hall Community Centre ANL-160926-002515009
Build a super Fortress workshop at Moreton Hall Community Centre ANL-160926-002515009

A total of 120 school children and 40 adults have taken part in a series of workshops in celebration of Bury St Edmunds’ new Flight of Peace sculpture.

The workshop, called Partners in Flight, and run by a team from the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, was arranged through a partnership between Bury in Bloom, Bury Town Council and Suffolk County Council.

Abbots Green and Serbert Wood Primary Schools were the first to take part in two workshops at Moreton Hall Community Centre last Friday. It saw them build a scale model of a B-29 Superfortress, explore its history and investigate the principles of flight.

Further workshops were held the following day and saw many of the children return with their parents and also learn about the history of the B-17 aircraft which forms the new landmark sculpture on Mount Road. The workshops were sponsored by Boeing and funded through a locality grant by Cllr Trevor Beckwith.


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