Unveiling of ‘The Spades’

This year marks Cullybackey College’s fiftieth anniversary – initially under the title of Cullybackey County Secondary School before changing to Cullybackey High School and now in its current guise as Cullybackey College.

Following on from the hugely successful 50th Anniversary Evening, ‘A Walk Down Memory Lane’ in November, the College’s PTA, under the chairmanship of Mrs J. Hanna, commissioned Antrim-based sculptor Mr Jason Hale to design a lasting piece of work to permanently recognise this milestone year.

The finished sculpture, ‘The Spades,’ was officially unveiled on Friday 1st March. The sculpture pays recognition to the history of the village which was reported to once be the home of a spade mill; as well as that of the College whose crest is represented by four spade heads.

‘The Spades’ has been a huge talking point and has met with widespread approval within the College community and beyond. It will serve as a fitting, long-lasting reminder of fifty years of successful post-primary education in the village.