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9th February 2017

Mini knight gets top marks from Dunholme school

Pupils at Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School got their first glimpse of a mini knight statue which they will be decorating with the help of a local artist.


The mini knight is part of the EBP Education Trail, a programme being held to tie in with the Knights’ Trail event in Lincoln this summer.


The school’s mini knight has been sponsored by Chestnut Homes, based in nearby Langworth, and Core Architects.


It will be decorated by the children, artist Mel Langton, governors and parent helpers and will join 30 other schools’ mini knights for a launch at the Lincolnshire Show in June.


The statues will then be displayed at venues across Lincoln during the summer and, while the knights on the main Knights’ Trail will be sold at auction when the event is over, the school will be able to keep their mini knight and display it in the school.


Patricia Ruff, Headteacher at Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School, said: “The children were very excited when we unveiled the mini knight and cannot wait to get involved.


“It’s a brilliant opportunity to build on what they already know about the history of Lincoln in such a fun and engaging way, discovering characters like Nicola De La Hay who had such strength and determination. 


“We are extremely grateful to Chestnut Homes and Core Architects for their sponsorship of the mini knight.”


David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We’re proud to be supporting Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School in such an exciting project which will benefit the city.


“Mel is a fantastic artist and has worked closely with the school before, so we’re all looking forward to seeing the imaginative design which is created.”


Chestnut Homes is one of the companies sponsoring a full-size knight on the Lincoln Knights’ Trail, a Wild in Art event which has been organised by Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG)


The Trail will be made up of 35 statues which will be displayed throughout Lincoln between May 20th and September 4th.


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