Woodland bench is just wonderful!

October 30 2019

PUPILS and staff at Beacon Rise Primary School are celebrating after saving one of their eco-garden's oldest trees.
The eco-garden was due to lose one of its oldest trees to old age, so the school came up with a project to give it a new lease of life.
They were helped by a £200 donation from housebuilder Bellway, which is building new homes just half a mile away at Abbotscroft, off Greenbank Road.
The funds were put towards paying a local chainsaw artist to transform the tree into a woodland bench for the school garden.
Bellway South West kick-started its relationship with Beacon Rise primary after the school’s gardening club took a trip to Abbotscroft to plant some bulbs at the development in July.
Bellway's Rachel Way said: “We’ve really been looking forward to working with Beacon Rise Primary School again and are very proud to support them with their latest project.
“We thought the school’s plans to repurpose their tree into something long-lasting and special was wonderful, and it’s great to have seen the project come to life.”
Headteacher Chris Thomas said: “The support we have received from Bellway has helped us to create an amazing bench that our pupils will enjoy for many years.”