I wish I had taken a before photo, but trust me the statue was lost in the shadows. Another problem is when the student is reading the sun is above and her face is in the shadow.
I added two strobes using a grid on each of them. Here is the setup for this photo:
I underexposed the scene about -2/3 of stop. Then I just was sure that the flash on the student's face was around ƒ/8 and on the statue it was more like ƒ/10 to just help lighten it up just a bit more and help this not be in the shadows but help add value to the photograph.