Mya’s big bear joins city trail

Mya Murden
Mya Murden

A wicker sculpture of a teddy bear designed by a Bulwell schoolgirl has been unveiled as the centrepiece of a floral tourist trail in Nottingham.

The sculpture by Mya Murden (ten) is one of fifteen which will make up this year’s Floral Trail, set to appear in the city centre later this month.

The teddy bear will join theatre masks, a handbag, shoe, perfume bottle, jacket, dress, hat, ring, teapot, champagne bottle, guitar, coffee cup and last year’s winning designs - a cupcake and an ice-skate - to form this year’s trail.

Councillor Cat Arnold said: “I am delighted that local children have used their imagination and artistic skills to come up with ideas for the floral trail. Congratulations to Millie for designing a fantastic sculpture that will have a wide appeal for people visiting Nottingham city centre this summer.”

The Floral Trail is organised by Nottingham City Council’s Nottingham in Bloom team and the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID).

Mya, from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary Academy, Bulwell, visited the nursery at Woodthorpe Grange Park to get a sneak preview of her sculpture before its debut in the city on Wednesday 27th May, where it will stay for the duration of the summer months. She was presented with a prize gift voucher.

Once the design had been selected as winners earlier in the year, it was transformed into an elaborate wicker sculpture by Topiary Art Designs.