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Sculptor Dick Daniel, who is one of the organisers of the Art At The Edge public art project 'Sculpture and Sport a Celebration for 2012', created a life sized steel silhouette sculpture entitled 'The Beautiful Game' to celebrate South Africa's hosting of the world cup. Earlier this year, throughout the period of the world cup, it was located in Victoria Park below the Royal Crescent.

Now, at the request of David Lawrence (Bathnes Director of Leisure, Tourism and Culture), it is being gifted to Wellsway School which became a specialist Sports and Science College in 2007. The school's head Andrea Arlidge is very pleased by this inspirational gift as she believes that the school will be able to incorporate the sculpture into their plans for a new sports hall. The school is already registered with the London 2012 Get Set programme 'living the Olympic and Paralympic values' and some of the children at the school will be participating in Art At The Edge's Paralympic sculpture competition. For more details see http://www.artattheedge.org/competition/

The positive reaction of the public to Dick's sculpture has encouraged him to continue to work on new ideas for 2012 and he has now developed plans for steel silhouette sculptures depicting running, basketball, sailing, BMX cycling, diving and swimming.

Those attending the handover will include Prof Chris James - Head of Educational Leadership and Training at the University of Bath and Chairman of Art at the Edge, David Lawrence - Bathnes Director of Leisure, Tourism and Culture, Jane Callan who heads up Art at the Edge's sculpture competition, Andrea Arlidge - Head of Wellsway School and the sculptor Dick Daniel. Some of the children at the school will also attend the handover ceremony.

Article in Bath Chronicle 16 December 2010