School pupils help with Coatham Marsh Mirage sculpture

Image caption The artist hopes Mirage will reflect Coatham Marsh's seasonal changes.

A new sculpture erected on Teesside has been developed with the help of local children.

Mirage, at Coatham Marsh in Redcar was created by artist Tony Charles.

He collaborated with Whitecliffe Primary School in Carlin How, Westgarth Primary School in Marske and members of the Redcar and Cleveland community.

It has been designed as part of the Green TV project. The work has a reflective surface, so it will change with the seasons.

Green TV Project co-ordinator Joe Dunne said: "Through the project we wanted to take a fresh look and provide some creative, innovative and enjoyable approaches to the way people engage with their local nature.

"I feel that Mirage reflects this in every way, not just in the piece of work on site, but also the process that happened during its conception and creation.

"I hope that many people come and enjoy it, but also and maybe more importantly the environment that surrounds it."

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