Troublesome tree transformed into work of art

Children at Brooke Primary School admire their new willow tree sculpture. Pictured with artist Tommy Craggs are clockwise from front: Coby Harvey, Kealy Pattrick, Jordan Asquith, and Bethany Russell, all ten and members of the year six school council.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2596LM
Children at Brooke Primary School admire their new willow tree sculpture. Pictured with artist Tommy Craggs are clockwise from front: Coby Harvey, Kealy Pattrick, Jordan Asquith, and Bethany Russell, all ten and members of the year six school council. Picture: Liz Mockler D2596LM

children at a Doncaster primary school have helped transform an old tree stump into a work of art with the help of a professional sculptor.

Budding young artists from Brooke Primary school in Thorne were visited by sculptor Tommy Craggs to create the impressive figure of a child.

Speaking about the challenge finance manager David Beedall said: “We had been having problems with a willow tree at the front of the school with the roots growing into the drains and causing us problems so the tree had to be cut down.

“We decided it would be a nice idea to do something with the tree stump and sculptor Tommy Craggs was able to come in and create the sculpture with help from the pupils.The finished product is absolutely fantastic.”

And after weeks of carving and sanding the impressive sculpture has been completed and will now be displayed at the Wike Gate Road school for staff and children to enjoy.

Children at the school have been carrying on the creative theme by making models of historical monuments from around Thorne as part of a school project.

Pupils were tasked with touring Thorne and making models to represent their trip.

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