1. Respect Earth and all life.

Photo: Andrew Kirkby

Photo: Kathryn Loughnan

Make your Mark gave us the opportunity to explore so many exciting ideas from a gothic mansion to working with an artist. Now there is a beautiful sculpture in Shelley Park. Avonbourne winners with Adrian Scott.

Avonbourne Students

The girls came up with this wonderful concept as they wanted to pay tribute to an author that has helped inspire them. They felt the story of Frankenstein, in particular, encapsulated the need for tolerance and acceptance of others’ differences

Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, Executive Headteacher

I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other.


Tolerance and acceptance is at the heart of this initiative.

Avonbourne students won the local Make Your Mark competition to improve their town with a new attraction. They took part in the Conurbation 2050 project to present to councillors their plans for developing the town.

Their creative concept was a Gothic Mansion which would house a gothic library, a roof-top cinema for the summer, a themed party room for hire, have visiting authors to read their works to local and visiting students. They came up with a winning idea and then determined that they should stop the hypothetical process and engage in bringing about a real change.

The group applied to the SITA trust for the funding of a sculpture to symbolise the Shelley story and specifically Frankenstein. After working with the artist Andy Kirkby to ensure their ideas were a part of the art, the sculpture is sited in what would have been the Shelley’s back garden in Shelley Park.

A. Respect And Care For The Community Of Life