The Spirit of King’s is unveiled
On Tuesday 28 January the school community gathered to unveil The Spirit of King’s at a ceremony to mark King’s High’s 140th anniversary, and its move to a brand new £45 million school for girls.
The 8-metre polished steel sculpture, which stands taller than the school buildings, is the work of sculptor, Liz Middleton, who spent three months researching King’s High’s pioneering history, talking with pupils and former pupils, discussing what the school meant to them.
The sculpture was made possible due to the generosity of a former pupil, Aileen Littleton. Aileen worked as school secretary at King’s High for a time, and was a tour guide for St Mary’s, Warwick. Another former pupil, Sarah Collicott, founder of Artscape Management, generously gave her time to work with the school on commissioning Liz Middleton and curating the project.