Sculptor leaves no stone unturned as her farewell gesture

Ian Latham (Academy Director of Creative Industries), Renata Barcelos, Keith Hardy (Student Representative)
Ian Latham (Academy Director of Creative Industries), Renata Barcelos, Keith Hardy (Student Representative)
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A SCULPTOR from South America has left a lasting legacy of her time in Doncaster.

Renata Barcelos, aged 42, is leaving Doncaster and the UK to go back to her native Brazil and as a gesture of friendship and goodwill has donated a sculpture, called Planktum, to display at Doncaster College.

She has worked with the college for the past three years introducing stone carving to students and community groups.

Ian Latham, Academy Director of Creative Industries, said: “To get someone of that calibre and that kind of passion has been a fabulous experience for the students, it’s been great to have her here and it’s a shame that she’s leaving.”

Renata said: “Coming to the college was the best thing that happened to me in England, everybody welcomed me with open arms and I learned so much. I couldn’t leave without leaving something to everybody and I will carry with me a little piece of everyone in my heart.”