Children use their heads to create giant sculpture

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YOUNG people lent a helping hand to build a 10ft human head sculpture from recycled materials in Midsummer Place Shopping Centre.

The sculpture, built at the weekend, is part of a project supported by the Buckinghamshire University Technical College (UTC), which specialises in Construction and IT courses.

The college wanted to demonstrate its hands-on approach to learning, and how young people can develop into skilled industry professionals.

The installation was directed by London-based artist educator Michelle Reader. Michelle uses waste materials to create unique sculptures, for example, recycled building materials were provided by Taylor Wimpey one of the partners in Bucks UTC.

Michelle said: “Getting people to work together is a fantastic way of encouraging individuals to make a transition and reach their full potential. It shows the possibilities that lie within us all.”

A similar sculpture will be installed in Market Square, opposite Friar’s Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury, on Sunday, December 9.

The UTC is hosting its next event explaining its Construction specialism at Aylesbury College today between 5pm and 8pm. For those interested in IT, the next session will be at Esri UK’s offices on Tuesday, November 20, between 6pm and 8pm.

For more details visit the Buckinghamshire University Technical College website.