Forest School Update

Carnells, who are working on behalf of Highways England A45 Chowns Mill Improvement scheme, have recently partnered with the Mayor of Higham Ferrers Town Council. As part of the improvement scheme they have sadly had to remove a small number of mature Oak Trees. Highways England will be re-planting over 1,500 native trees in and around the scheme. So far, one tree has been carved by a local woodcarver and made into three beautiful park benches featuring animals, birds, and insects, which have been gifted back to Higham Ferrers and is situated in Castle Fields.

There are three very large trunks (6ft x 4ft) to carve into three Giant Chairs and each of the local schools have been invited to offer pupils the opportunity to produce their own drawing and idea that can be carved into the giant leaves that will be on the back of each of the giant chairs. Each participating school will have their School name carved into the front of the chairs. To help inspire and encourage student’s participation in the competition, Mayor Cllr Reavey has gifted each participating school a small piece of wood carved art and we were thrilled to receive a mushroom table and stools. These will have pride of place in our Forest School area for all the children to enjoy.