The Kemnay Academy Achieve group considered the hare’s position of gazing up at the sky and made this a discussion point for the design stage of the project. Inspired by star and moon gazing, pupils began to think of the night sky and ideas such as silhouettes of houses, buildings and local landmarks. When the group brainstormed more on night sky, sunrises and sunsets, one of the pupils suggested the northern lights (the Aurora Borealis) which can be seen occasionally in the Aberdeenshire area. The northern lights are like dancing colours in the night sky, appearing to look quite magical. They would be joyful for our hare to look up to, providing comfort and hope in the scary and mysterious dark of the night. The group felt this linked to the idea of someone who has been diagnosed with or receiving treatment for cancer, they might also feel alone and in the dark. We hope our sculpture might provide some hope, joy and magic for those who need it.

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