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Pride of place for symbol of peace.

AN INTERNATIONAL symbol of peace has been put up in a Warwickshire school to remind visitors of its faith-based background.

A replica of the famous Cross of Nails at Coventry Cathedral has gone up in the entrance hall at Bishops Tachbrook CE Primary School, near Leamington.

The cross for the school was designed by the Rev Mervyn Roberts, vicar of the village church, and was made by school governor Aneata Boote.

Headteacher Phillip John said: "Although having a very positive Ofsted report sometime ago, one of the inspectors commented that our entrance hall would benefit from some kind of symbol reminding visitors of our church based foundation and the ethos of our school.

"This new cross will certainly be a thought-provoking addition to our foyer."

The original cross was made out of the nails from the roof beams of Coventry Cathedral which was bombed during the Second World War.


D24497_1. PLAQUE FOR FOYER: The cross of nails made by school governor Aneata Boote (centre) with (from left) Hannah Richards, Aidan Facer, the Rev Mervyn Roberts, Leonie Gardner and Tom Boote. Picture: MARK RADFORD
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 3, 2005
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