Speedy Willow - July 2012
Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, made an unexpected visit to Hethersett High School.
The Jamaican sprinter was obviously too busy preparing for the Olympics to make a personal appearance but his willow resemblance has been in the grounds of the school. The wooden Usain was all part of a display with an Olympic theme put together mainly by the school’s Year 10 GCSE art students following a one day workshop with Norfolk artist Maggie Campbell.
Students chose the theme and five poses connected with the Olympics. They then modelled the poses before constructing the willow figures – one of which was the Olympic champion and world record holder. Other poses included an archer, basketball player, gymnast and torch bearer.