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Goodbye, Joey!

16 June 2021  |  G Denison

On Tuesday, 15 June the school bid farewell to Joey, the War Horse. Commissioned in 2018 for Osmotherley Church, Joey was constructed by students and staff, led by the then Head of Art, Anne Chapman. He was created to commemorate Remembrance Day that year, and all the Forces’ animals that lost their life during the conflict. Made completely out of wire, the full scale, life-size war horse sculpture took several weeks for the Art students and staff to form and was affectionately named Joey after the main character in the Michael Morpurgo story. He was central to Osmotherley church’s Remembrance  commemorations in November 2019 and has since taken pride of place in the Main School Reception. However, like the whole school, Joey is now moving on, returning to his original home at Osmotherley church.

To mark his leaving, he was given a fitting guard of honour by the Year 7 Drama Club as he left the school for the last time.

We wish you well, Joey!

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