Wildlife the focus of new sculputre garden at Dalkeith Primary

Students of Dalkeith Primary School worked with artist in residence Amanda Shelsher to create a sculpture garden.
Wildlife, like these ducks, featured strongly in Dalkeith Primary School's new sculpture garden.
Students of Dalkeith Primary School worked with artist in residence Amanda Shelsher to create a sculpture garden. Wildlife, like these ducks, featured strongly in Dalkeith Primary School's new sculpture garden.

A NEW sculpture garden has been unveiled at Dalkeith Primary School.

Artist in residence Amanda Shelsher worked with 320 students from Pre Primary to Year 6 to create pieces based on local wildlife including birds, turtles and frogs.

Students also created artwork to honour teachers who have been at the school more than 10 years.

Ms Shelsher, who was invited to the school by art specialist Janice Tesser, said she was pleased with the result.

“I had a teacher from Year 4 congratulate me and say how much the works made the school a happy and fun place to be and how much its changed the school,” she said.

“I think this sums it up pretty well.

“The works are made by the students and they are proud of their work and have ownership and connection to the school.

“These pieces will also be here for thousands of years, so the children can come back and revisit the works when they have kids of their own.”

The Floreat resident, who also completed a sculpture garden at Churchlands Primary school in 2015, said she was sad to leave the school now the work was complete but had many great memories to cherish.

“The experience of working with 320 students at Dalkeith PS was full on and great fun,” she said.