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Pupil creates illuminated stained glass panel

A beautiful illuminated stained glass panel was installed in St Anthony's Chapel last week.

As part of her A level Design and Technology, A3 pupil Lu S designed and made a self-illuminated, stained glass window to fit the recess above the altar in the school's chapel.

In taking on this project, Lu worked with the School Chaplain, Canon Andrew Haviland, who was effectively her client, to develop a suitable design. The panel features the St David’s cross in gold surrounded by a spectacular blend of blues, oranges and yellows. The design also subtly evokes the colours of the school’s crest. 

Canon Haviland is delighted with the result and said, "The window brings the message of the good news of the Christian faith in a bright, positive and engaging way.  The backlighting not only demonstrates the intricacy of the design but also attracts people into the chapel. The whole process has brought a variety of people together, electricians, woodworkers, builders, designers and our very own stained glass window expert. We hope to invite the Bishop to dedicate the window next term and celebrate the wonderful work that Lu has done."

Head of Design and Technology, Chris Mills, said, "This is an outstanding piece of work that Lu has undertaken in response to our A level lighting project. Lu has worked tirelessly in balancing the needs of the many stakeholders in this project and should be very proud of what she’s achieved. It's outstanding and the window will no doubt be on display for many, many years to come."