I found this task one of the hardest out of all the homework so far. However in class Alex broke it down with a ball and we was able to work out how to carry it out. I over complicated it so after breaking it down I was able to create the final piece. It worked using a glowing material, a light catching material and using use background and primal visibility in the render stats.
Here you can see the light without the background, in order for the material to catch the light, so I had to change my animation so it was near the column.
Final Node Graph
After merging the passes into the still image, I wanted to grade it so it was around sunset time. I gave it a slight golden tint. As I have mentioned I really enjoy giving it a grade and changing the atmosphere of the footage.