The Sculpture and Art Foundation, worked with Peter Walker Sculptor to help Highfields Primary School in Staffordshire to create their Book Bench as part of the Big Read trail project. The school children worked with the artist to create and develop the design for the final Book Bench which toured destinations as part of the wider Big Read trail in Birmingham before finally returning to the school in Burntwood. The schoolchildren developed ideas that used symbols to represent their favourite authors. On the Book Bench you will see characters depicted from stories written by authors such as David Walliams, J K Rowling, Roald Dahl and more.
The Following film shows the pupils thoughts about their favourite books – created with thanks to David Harper for his music.