Pupils praised for Parliament Pinnacle work

Pendle Primary School pupils who took part in the Pinnacle project. (s)
Pendle Primary School pupils who took part in the Pinnacle project. (s)

Pupils from Pendle Primary School in Clitheroe have proved to be the perfect Pinnacle partners.

And to celebrate the school’s involvement with the restoration of the Houses of Parliament Pinnacle situated in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle, pupils were invited back to look at the newly restored artefact.

Dr Martin Seddon explained to the group how the monument had been made safe.

Pupils at Pendle had undertaken some work as part of the town’s Pinnacle Project and, as a result, received a Bronze Art Award from Trinity College during a special presentation at the Atrium Café.

Pupils had taken along a portfolio they had created which contained sketches, written work and photographs. They enjoyed a hot drink and snacks, as well as piece of the special pinnacle cake which had been created by Mrs Linda Middleton.

The presentation was attended by Heather Davies and Charlotte Steeles from the Lancashire Museum Service and County Councillor Ian Brown, along with Pendle’s head teacher Mrs Alison Young.

Mrs Pauline Wood, of the Clitheroe Civic Society, said: “We had a very happy afternoon and the society is so proud of the outstanding contribution of Pendle pupils.”

The Pinnacle was given to Clitheroe in 1937. It originally formed part of the Houses of Parliament until it was replaced due to damage.

Clitheroe Civic Society has run a Heritage Lottery funded project to repair and consolidate it and preserve it for the future.

A 3D model competition is currently being staged by Clitheroe Pinnacle Project for children aged up to 18 years old.

Primary school entries are being collected at school, while individual and secondary school entries are being collected at Ribble Valley Arts Studios between 11 am and 1 pm on Saturday March 5th and March 12th.

There will be prizes, supplied by Derwent Pencils, for the category winners and a grand prize for the overall best entry.

The winning and highly commended entries will be displayed at Clitheroe’s Platform Gallery, the Castle Museum, Clitheroe Library, Latitude Gallery and Clitheroe Books.

For further information about the competition telephone 07753 871770 or email: clitheroepinnacle@icloud.com

Photographs and more information about the project is available by visiting: www.clitheroepinnacleproject.org.uk