The Spirit of Ecstasy is the name for the statue that adorns the front of every Rolls Royce. It was designed in 1911 by Charles Robinson Sykes and behind it is a story of forbidden love, social injustice and unrequieted feeling. It was modelled on a lady called Eleanor Thornton and you'll no doubt wish to read more at http://www.darkforce.com/royce/ecstacy.htm
The silver lady epitomises quality, craftsmanship and timeless elegance. Not to be outdone however, I am designing my own symbol to adorn our headed notepaper and the new school gates. I shall call it the Spirit of Idiocy and behind it is a tale of anti-social behaviour, foolishness and downright stupidity. In short, a celebration of ignorance.
It will be modelled on Shazney from Year 10, next time she comes into school.