Stunning 'Covid Snake' revealed at Ackworth

15/07/2020, PR-9480

​A 'Covid Snake' has been created in Ackworth by local children and adults with practical support from Wakefield Council to make it a lasting feature for the village.

'Covid Snake' at Ackworth

​Hundreds of stones, have been individually decorated by local children with their own colourful designs, which have been put together and turned into an art work to resemble a coiled snake.

The idea came from organiser Karen Bennett and was enthusiastically taken up by children and adults of all ages in village. It reflects the challenges of life under pandemic and the spirit of the Ackworth community to show how people came together in challenging times.

Karen said: "Our snake tells a very powerful story of dark days and uncertain futures and how our fantastic village came together to create a memory that is bright and beautiful.

"The children have made a fantastic art work and it is wonderful to see how good it looks after all their hard work and effort."

Wakefield Council was pleased to support the project by cementing the stones in place, to make it a lasting piece of art for the village.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Communities and Poverty, said: "Congratulations to all the children and adults who have taken part in the project and have used their artistic skills to create this stunning art work. It looks amazing and will be enjoyed by residents and visitors for many years to come."