THERE’S no doubt about which way the wind is blowing for Irvine pupil, Lucy Hulbert, after seeing her idea come to life high above the town.
The Greenwood Academy pupil came out on top in a competition open to Irvine Bay schools and youth groups – the challenge to design a new, modern weathervane for the spire of Trinity Church in Irvine.
Trinity Church has a prominent position in the centre of the town and is being refurbished as part of a major transformation of the Bridgegate area.
The project involved young people working alongside designers to develop their ideas for a new weathervane and crown stone. The company received 155 ideas from six schools.
Lucy’s winning idea was turned into bronze and stainless steel reality by Morrell’s Forge in Maidens, and she and her family were on site to see the arrival of the weathervane earlier this week.
And there has been further good news for Lucy – she has successfully secured a place on the Art and Design Portfolio Development course at James Watt College for this August.
Having completed this course, she hopes her experience will gain her a place on an HNC course, followed by an HND Art course.
Patrick Wiggins, chief executive of Irvine Bay Regeneration Company, said: “We are delighted with the wonderful weathervane we now have to soar above the church, and we are grateful to Lucy for her winning idea.
“We would also like to pass on our congratulations on her acceptance for college, and we hope taking part in the project has helped in her choice of career.”
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