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St Aldhelm's Obelisk Dedicated

by Michael Ford last modified 11 Mar, 2011 09:58 AM

The Archbishop's Delegate, the Rt Revd Dr Christopher Herbert, dedicated a sculpture outside St Aldhelm's Academy, Poole, on Friday (4 March 2011).

St Aldhelm's Obelisk Dedicated

Bishop Herbert dedicates the obelisk

The Obelisk is a gift to the Academy and the Community from the Diocese of Salisbury, academy sponsors. The sculpture celebrates the opening and the legacy of St. Aldhelm’s Academy within Rossmore Community.

The Academy’s name and logo was derived from St. Aldhelm, a great scholar and poet who was revered as a saint after his death.  His staff was made of ash and legend has it that leaves burst from it when the staff was planted in the ground. The leaf shape symbolises inspirational new growth. The triangle within the logo represents a spire, a pinnacle of aspiration, and a road leading into the future.

St Aldhelm's Obelisk

The St. Aldhelm’s Academy Obelisk is partly a memorial to St. Aldhelm and partly a sign to Rossmore and the surrounding community of St. Aldhelm’s Academy’s resilience and determination to forge a bright and ever changing future.

For further information, contact
Alison Fee, Business Development Manager, St Aldhelm's Academy:
01202 305157,


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