Ella’s design is blooming marvellous for town

Ella proudly displays her winning design watched by town mayor Terry Wood

A Sutton Coldfield student has showed she is blooming marvellous when it comes to design and creativity.

Ella Middleton, a student at Sutton Coldfield BMeT College, came up with a winning sculpture design to support Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council’s entry into the RHS Britain in Bloom competition and it will have pride of place in the town.

Earlier this year, the council worked with level 3 Art and Design students as part of their course industry placement. 

The brief for students was set out in the context of the council’s entry to ‘Britain in Bloom’ with students creating designs and proposals encompassing themes of community, environment and horticulture.

Students were tasked with creating a sculpture that would be placed at a prominent location within the town.

Twenty-five students delivered excellent presentations and pitched their designs to the town mayor, Councillor Terry Wood.

After much deliberation, it was decided that student Ella’s design most closely met with the brief.

The council says it is committed to improving the Royal Town as a great place for residents, visitors and businesses and part of that commitment involves celebrating cultural and environmental heritage through art.

Ella’s design will now be used as the basis for a sculpture, to be produced and located within the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield for residents to enjoy.

Speaking of the news, Ella said: “I feel honoured that you have chosen my design out of all the other brilliant alternatives.

“This news has made my week and I can’t wait to start the process of working with the Town Council to see my design come to life. I told my family the news and they were screaming with joy as they also can’t wait to see my design within our beautiful town.”

Mayor, Councilor Terry Wood said: “It has been a privilege to work with Ella and the other BMet Level 3 Art and Design college students on this project and to see, first hand, the creativity that our young people possess. I am also really pleased that we are going to collaborate with Ella on producing her sculpture and installing this in a location that can be enjoyed by all in our royal town.”

The Town Council will continue to work in partnership with the college and its students into the next academic year.

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