A group of young people with special educational needs and disabilities have unveiled a sculpture they were inspired to commission following a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The Youth Ability group, who meet weekly at Richmond Youth Centre, spent many months planning their design and gaining inspiration. After working with artist, Gaby Naptali, their owl sculpture was unveiled at The Station in Richmond.
The clay sculpture includes a seed pod representing the source of all life, a flower representing growth, with an owl portraying the wisdom of living in harmony with the environment.
Funding for the project came from North Yorkshire County Council and Keyfund, a charitable organisation which invests in young people’s ideas to help make them a reality.
The sculpture will remain on display at the Station for a month before being moved to its permanent home at Mowbray School in Bedale.
Photo: Members of the project group with youth workers with the sculpture at The Station.
Jade Swainston – Community Youth Worker (North Yorkshire Youth Support Service), Chelsea Cryer, Sam Watson, Chloe Thirling, Ben Cox, Robert Mooney, Richie Bastow – Community Youth Worker (North Yorkshire Youth Support Service)