A COLOURFUL rainbow chicken will soon be travelling around Frodsham to celebrate the town’s links with children in Africa.
Over the past few months, creative children at Frodsham Manor House Primary School have been busy sketching and painting colourful symbols to show their lifelong friendship with pupils in Ghana.
Now, after taking part in special workshops with their friends visiting from Living Star School in Ghana, the children have created a magical glass fat chicken called Drummer.
All of the children, who chose to create the ‘fat bird’ sculpture as both of the schools look after chickens, got to keep their own mini acrylic hanging bird decorated with their own designs at the end of the creative project.
Arts co-ordinator Naomi Anstice, who worked alongside glass artist Patricia Lee to help the children design the sculpture, said: “Children from Ghana and Frodsham worked alongside each other designing their own fat bird using symbols which they thought represented our partnership.
“Our favourite paper designs were collated and incorporated into the final sculpture which is mosaic glass.”
The bird sculpture, which is decorated with both the nation’s flags, the sun, sea, grass and a djembe drum to represent music and dance alongside the buzzing bee of the market town, will be flying around the town over the next few weeks.