City of Bath College stonemasons’ rock

Trainee stonemasons from City of Bath College helped unveil the stunning statue of swimmer Mark Foster in Bath city centre.

The students created the plinth that the piece of art – a twice life-size sculpture of the champion swimmer’s torso – sits on.

Students at the College’s Construction Skills Centre spent weeks working on the plinth and the ceremony was attended by the swimmer.
Nigel Bryant, the stonemasonry lecturer at the College, who project managed the plinth design, said: “It’s been a great experience for our stonemasons to be involved in such a high-profile project like this.”

“City of Bath College has an excellent reputation for consistently producing talented stonemasons.”