Simon Probyn officially opens 'Acceptance'

Simon Probyn officially opens

Acceptance is key at Trinity Church School

On 16th November, staff and members of the wider community were excited to welcome Simon Probyn, sculptor (, and Dawn Reader, painter (, to Trinity Church School for the official opening of their new sculpture.

The sculpture entitled ‘Acceptance’, was created by Simon Probyn, a sculptor from Herefordshire. It was created to represent Trinity, it’s vision and values and all it stands for. The school’s strapline: ‘Learning, Growing, Believing Together – encourage one another and build each other up’, was the inspiration for the piece. The sculpture is made from a series of 10 cogs, all different and all carefully balanced to form an impressive structure which greets you as you enter through the school gates. Colourful steel hands are linked to form a ‘belt’ which turns the cogs. It represents that at Trinity and in wider society we should all work together in harmony and respect and celebrate our differences. The sculpture is already proving to be a talking point among the children, with each considering their own interpretation of what the structure represents. Their thoughts have included friendship, strength, trust, courage, diversity and the mining tradition of Radstock.