Robot shows up for class

Children from Mill Lane School and Warwick Road School drawing the new sculpture at Batley Girls High School. (d17061103)
Children from Mill Lane School and Warwick Road School drawing the new sculpture at Batley Girls High School. (d17061103)

KIDS from schools across Batley and Birstall have met their newest classmate – a robot.

The metal man is an artwork designed by Mick Kirby-Geddes, and was unveiled at Batley Girls’ High School.

The sculpture is made entirely of recycled materials. It is now on show at Batley Art Gallery alongside work by local primary school pupils.

The exhibition, based on the theme of ‘Our Green Futures’, is part of the Batley Heritage and Arts Project.

Pupils from Fieldhead, Field Lane, Carlton, Warwick Road, Birstall and Mill Lane primary schools visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and took part in workshops led by staff and sixth form students from Batley Girls’ before creating their own work.

Project organisers hope to take the robot on a tour of participating schools after the exhibition ends on July 16.