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A permanent sculpture commissioned by Penarth Learning Community for St Cyres High School, Penarth. Initially beginning as a small scale engagement project with the students the opportunity arose to create a permanent sculpture that could act as memorial, in part to replace a lost WW1 roll of Honour from the school when it was refurbished. Working with students over a period of 6 months to discuss issues around war and memorials the sculpture became about acting as a memorial in the widest possible way. A young tree planted as a memorial that will be frozen in time at that point of ‘planting’. Memorial trees are a regularly used way of marking someone’s life, a lost one. Young lives, that had potential, had somewhere to go, but were stopped short. The lightness of touch in the memorial is a common thread through my work, very little is seemingly done to the sculptures that I make, but the smallness of scale, or the human scale, being used in the memorial is particular significant for me to avoid any attempts at the glorification of war, but rather a celebration of the courage and bravery shown and given by the boys. I hope it will act a suitable memorial for the school to commerate the lives lost and be a poignant place to use annually as a place to mark respect.
A permanent public commission at St Cyres School Penarth responding to the idea of memorial. The starting point for the commission was a missing WW1 roll of honour from the national school of Penarth. Working along side staff and students a research project looked at the potential of memorials to exist beyond the traditional ideas of figures on plinths. The commission, a bronze sapling, was installed to coincide with the WW1 centenary but acts as a ‘blank’ memorial for students and staff at the school to use as needed.
- Artistic Research 
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Hurds, Melanie (2018-05)Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of noise upon auditory and visuospatial working memory in school-age children. It was hypothesised that (a) children’s auditory working memory performance would ...
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