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Boteler students’ project wins top award

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STUDENTS at Warrington’s Sir Thomas Boteler CE High School have won a prestigious award for their project to create a Labyrinth at the school.

The Cannon Chancellor’s Award at Chester Cathedral will enable them to visit the cathedral – which they plan to do as soon as possible.
Focus of the awardwas pilgrimages or special journeys and Year 7 students, who are now in Year 8 were doing a project based on communities and belonging and following on from this they studied pilgrimages and labyrinths.
Inspired by the significance and symbolism in labyrinth designs, the students requested to research them further, with the goal of creating one in school. They recognised the value of having a space for reflection and contemplation within the busy school day.
The group put a proposal together for headteacher, Beverley Scott-Herron, and presented their ideas. They also worked with the school’s graphic designer, Alice Roberts, to come up with some suitable designs for their labyrinth, and surveyed the school building for suitable sites.
It was agreed the labyrinth would be built within the school’s Peace Garde and the students are now looking forward to work beginning on the creation of the labyrinth and reflection space.
Their award won the prestigious award – and the chance of the visit to the cathedral.
Head of RS Kate Coleclough, said: “It’s fantastic for our work to be recognised within the Diocese. We are so proud to be able to create something for all students and staff to use in school, both now and in the future, that will benefit them and help them take time out in a busy day to reflect and refresh.”

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