New window at Exmouth college for governor
PUBLISHED: 14:15 16 November 2009 | UPDATED: 12:19 10 June 2010
A FORMER governor at Exmouth Community College can be remembered by new means thanks to a stained glass window fitted at the site in her memory. The window is in memory of Pauline Hitchings, who died in 2006. She had worked as a governor at the college fo
A FORMER governor at Exmouth Community College can be remembered by new means thanks to a stained glass window fitted at the site in her memory.
The window is in memory of Pauline Hitchings, who died in 2006. She had worked as a governor at the college for more than ten years.
A ceremony, attended by members of Pauline's family including her husband, Bill, took place at the main hall on the Green Close site where the window was unveiled.
Bill said: "I think it is just fantastic. It sums up what Pauline was all about.
"It is a very inspiring piece of artwork. What she would have most appreciated was the fact it was done by people who knew her. I hope it will stand her for many years.
"The whole building is named after her and this just crowns it off."
Tony Alexander, principal of Exmouth Community College, said: "It is a fitting tribute to Pauline. She was such a vibrant force - and a force for all the right reasons."
The window was made by students at the school with the help of art teacher Terri Cooke and MPS, an Exmouth-based glass firm.
Jason Larner, master glazer at MPS, said: "I was asked to go to the school and look at the lights pupils were making.
"I was asked to try and incorporate as many as I could into the double glazing.
"I returned to the college when they were finished and transported them over to our double glazing manufacturers in Exeter.
"They in-cased the lights into the glazing. We then brought them back, put scaffolding up and installed them.
"I'm really pleased with the final product and happy we didn't have one single glitch.
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