Booker Avenue Infant School, Liverpool
The whole school came together for this project, to create their vision of what they wanted their Coronation bench to represent. They considered their school’s ethos ‘the more we know the more we grow’ and chose a tree to symbolise their hopes for the future. The roots represent the four nations and the Commonwealth, and a liver bird sits in the trunk to represent home city pride. Wildflowers and insects represent the children’s planting of wildflowers to encourage insects in their local environment. A recycling bin designed by their eco club is used to symbolise sustainability, a value the school is very proud of. A rainbow adorns the back of the bench and represents the strength we had during the Covid lockdowns. It was important for the bench to reference this as it is a part of the pupils’ childhoods.
This bench was brought to life in collaboration with artist RP Roberts – a landscape artist by trade and artist for sculpture trails.
the winning design
We were impressed by the idea of using the roots of the tree to represent the four nations of the UK. It cleverly combines the themes of environmentalism and unity in one charming design.
Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition Judges