School gets involved with the designs on five paving slabs

five paving slabs that will have individual creations carved into them.
five paving slabs that will have individual creations carved into them.

The square in Kirriemuir is being rejuvenated around the Peter Pan statue and Webster’s High School pupils have been lucky enough to have an input into the design.

The new ‘square enhancement’ has been designed by Mike Loftus.

Pupils are helping with the rejuvenation

Pupils are helping with the rejuvenation

It is being funded by Angus Council and will incorporate five paving slabs that will have individual creations carved into them.

This is where the school gets involved as the designs on these five paving slabs will have been created by the S3-S6 support for learning class.

Over the past few months, the pupils have been researching specific historical links to Kirriemuir such as the weaving industry, agriculture, the country side, old place names and Pictish art to incorporate into their designs.

They then began working with Andy McFetters, a stone sculptor from Leith who will be carving the final five designs into the slabs that will go into the square.

Pupils have worked with Andy McFetters, a stone sculptor from Leith

Pupils have worked with Andy McFetters, a stone sculptor from Leith

Six of the SFL pupils have been lucky enough to go and work with Andy and have a go at creating their own carvings during four sessions of stone carving.

The new square enhancement will improve the look of the town centre as well as it being a great way to get Webster’s involved in the community.