Arise Nicola de la Haye

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If you’ve been up at the Lincolnshire Show this week, you might have come across the 40 half-size knights that will form the Lincoln Knight’s Education Trail.

Our knight, Nicola de la Haye, has been provided by Siemens, which has worked closely with our team of engineers to decorate the sculpture.

For those that don’t know, Nicola de la Haye was Keeper of Lincoln Castle for over 30 years; a noble woman who managed to hold her own in a man’s world.

Our sculpture was created by a team of modern day Nicolas who are breaking the mould in today’s society by studying engineering, mathematics and science at the Lincoln UTC.

The design reflects both the progress and the continuity of engineering through the ages as metal work became more sophisticated and its use in engineering became significant: as have women through the ages.

If you’d like to see Nicola de la Haye, she will be residing in The Collection from Saturday until 3rd September, following which she will be reunited with the other sculptures at the Waterside Shopping Centre from 5th to 27th September.

The Lincoln Knights’ Education Trail is organised by The Education Business Partnership, in partnership with Wild in Art and Lincoln BIG, with sponsorship from Waterside Shopping Centre, Siemens and generous print support from Ruddocks. If you’d like to follow the Education Trail, you can download a map by clicking here.

More than 40 primary, secondary and special schools from all over Lincolnshire are participating in the programme which will see a banner of half-size knights, all designed and decorated by schools, join the main Lincoln Knights’ Trail this summer. With the help of an extensive resource pack, thousands of children have been busy learning about some of the fascinating characters involved in the Battle of Lincoln and how our often-overlooked local history has helped shape the world we live in today.