Bishop Luffa tapestry will symbolise 50 years

Adding the threads to a panel of the Bishop Luffa Jubilee tapestry.
Adding the threads to a panel of the Bishop Luffa Jubilee tapestry.

A THOUSAND threads have been woven to create a tapestry marking the 50th birthday of Bishop Luffa School.

Each student and staff member has pulled their own thread which will form the finished tapestry.

It will be woven into squares which will then be joined together to form a cross.

“The tapestry is a symbol of the school as a community of people,” said headteacher Nick Taunt.

“No two threads are the same. For Wilson House, for example, some are lighter yellow, and others a rich gold or almost brown. All are different but recognisably from the same house, and each individual thread is an important part of the whole tapestry.”

Most of the weaving took place in the summer term and since then former Bishop Luffa teacher Nancie Goodens has been stitching the squares together.

The finished tapestry will be dedicated in Chichester Cathedral during the school’s Jubilee service on Saturday, October 5. The woven cross, which will measure about 180cm by 120cm, will then be put on permanent display at the school.

For information about the school’s 50 year celebrations visit www.bishopluffa.org.uk