CHS Art will ‘Bee in the City’

Two CHS Bees will join a colony of giant sculptures winging their way to the streets of Manchester this summer for ‘Bee in the City‘ – one of the most spectacular public art events the city has seen.

Artists from the Junior School and Senior School have been buzzing with enthusiasm whilst creating designs for the giant sculptures, which once completed, will show CHS off to all those visiting the city centre.

Organised by Wild In Art, the initiative will see many well-known businesses sponsor the event including Virgin trains, House of Fraser and Manchester City FC.

As part of a competition over the Easter break pupils from the Junior School worked on designs incorporating the values which are important to them in everyday life and link strongly to the CHS values.

The Juniors designed some fantastic ideas, in 2D and created 3D models. A group of eight winners were announced in assembly and have been selected to paint their ideas onto the finished sculpture;


Year 3
Ethan Farnell
Amelia Ahmed
Year 4
William McGimpsey
Audrey Watt
Year 5
Oliver Blundell
Martha Stocks-Walker
Year 6
Ruby Hyde
Freya Crossley


Freya was thrilled to be announced as a winner. She said: “I was really shocked but really excited as it’s such a big and amazing opportunity”.

Martha says she is also looking forward to contributing to the project: “I am really excited to be part of this opportunity. When I was waiting to hear the results I was really hoping I would be picked but thought there was no chance because there was so many other people with amazing designs.”

Co-ordinator of the Junior School project, Mrs Sue Flynn said: “This project is on a huge scale involving a wide community. It is a fantastic opportunity for the children to understand the significance of the Manchester Bee, historical links and the importance of bringing people together. The children have produced some fantastic work. Now we need to work together as a team and bring all the ideas together on the sculpture.”