|Fallibroome High School commissioned a special sculpture dedicated to pupil Oliver Purisiol
When Oliver Purisiol, a pupil at Fallibroome High School died tragically in June of last year, the school community was determined that his memory would live on. Pupils, staff and friends of the school donated money to a fund to ensure that a lasting tribute could be constructed reflecting the personality of a caring young man greatly missed by those who knew him.
David Freedman, an artist from Church Minshull was commissioned by the school to produce a sculpture and in consultation with Oliver's mother Lorraine and his sister Francesca, David designed a piece which reflects the numerous characteristics of Oliver. An able student who loved animals, Oliver planned to study law; he enjoyed science and history and even had a soft spot for Bart Simpson.
Last month, just before Oliver's peers left to begin their study leave, the sculpture made from copper, brass, steel and bronze was erected in the Fallibroome Hall. Our picture shows the headteacher Peter Rubery, (right) with members of staff and the artist.
Lorraine Purisiol pictured centre with David said: 'I couldn't have asked for more in a monument, it also portrays the warmth, support and love shown by all at Fallibroome High School and the community in general towards an outstanding student.'