We started to work out the designs for individual manhole covers by looking
at existing manhole designs
which are mostly geometrical.
We then looked at some
artist designed manhole
covers from around the
world for inspiration.
The brief was to create a
design that celebrated
pattern, nature and industry.
Plasticine is a much trickier material than it would appear
but the young people worked through it and created their designs.
We used the computer to work out fonts and sizes for the quotes gathered from the local residents and cut them out to layout onto the finished design.
Once the young people had perfected their use of plasticine and finished their individual designs, we held an open community session where the young people helped members of the community create a manhole
One young person then went on to help in a full class
St Bernadettes Primary School Brinnington, where they achieved some stunning results.