More than two dozen artists have been involved in a workshop as part of a sculpture project to celebrate the centenary of the Save the Children charity, founded by two Ellesmere sisters.

Their brief was to think about borders and boundaries and the traumatic journeys taken by refugee children seeking safety and shelter as they try to escape the horrors of war.

The event – at the Qube Centre in Oswestry – was organised by Shropshire’s arts development officer, Alexa Pugh, in partnership with the Ellesmere Sculpture Initiative, which is developing a landmark art installation in Cremorne Gardens,alongside the town’s Mere.

Part of the project involves creating a labyrinth to symbolise the unknown journey faced by displaced children fleeing conflict in war-torn countries over the past 100 years, including Yemen and Syria.

The intricate, winding pathway – and two specially-commissioned sculptures will be sited only a short distance from the birthplace of Eglantyne Jebb and her sister, Dorothy Buxton, who set up Save the Children in 1919 to help starving refugees in central Europe at the end of the First World War.

The arts cafe workshop, called Overlapping Borders, was led by artists Liz Turner and Keith Ashford from the Shrewsbury-based Sculpturelogic partnership which has been chosen to develop the labyrinth.