Windows mark project end
A FIVE-YEAR project at a Portishead school has concluded with the installation of stained glass panels at its entrance.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School celebrated its 100th birthday in 2006 and to commemorate 100 years of Catholic education in Portishead, the governors commissioned the creation of a wooden archway to the school.
Headteacher Lis Jeffrey says it seemed to be waiting to be discovered and turned into a work of art.
To complete the archway, the children designed pictures depicting the values of St Joseph’s school, which were used by local artist Chris Trow, as the basis for three stained glass panels.
Earlier this month the panels were fitted into the archway.
You may also want to watch:
They were blessed by Father Gerry Walsh, parish priest of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, as brilliant sunshine cast reflections over the ground at the entrance to the school.
Mrs Jeffery said: “The stained glass panels are a lasting reminder of all that St Joseph’s school and parish family value.
- 1 Car show produced in Clevedon proving to be popular among petrolheads
- 2 Christmas messages to honour loved ones with Portishead Tree of Light
- 3 Festive display brightens shopping areas across Clevedon
- 4 Where in North Somerset can you celebrate Christmas in church this year?
- 5 Roomy chocolate-box cottage packed with period features
- 6 Businesses urged to claim coronavirus grants
- 7 Asymptomatic coronavirus testing pilot starts with college students from next week
- 8 Portishead building firm wins national award
- 9 Airport appeal to be heard in the summer
- 10 New bike racks installed in Portishead High Street
“The order of nuns who founded the school in 1906 is commemorated with the initials of the order, La Sainte Union, (LSU) .
“The archway is a unique work of art and I am grateful the governing body had the vision and trust to see the project through.”