Dan the Artful Carver turns tree stump nightmare into literacy dream

Mrs Rachel Morrison reads a story on the new story seat at Rosary School, pictured with (l-r) Toby Mowat, six, Laura Russell, five, Daniel Grace, seven, Connor McGinn, 11, and Cailin Hill, eight (6942030)

Mrs Rachel Morrison reads a story on the new story seat at Rosary School, pictured with (l-r) Toby Mowat, six, Laura Russell, five, Daniel Grace, seven, Connor McGinn, 11, and Cailin Hill, eight (6942036)

First published in News

WHEN staff at Rosary Primary School were stumped about what to do about a tree with root damage, business manager Lesley Taylor had a great idea to keep it alive.

Dan Hunt, the Artful Carver was called in during half term to transform the trunk of the Larch tree into a beautifully sculpted ‘storyteller chair’ and seating.

The design, which was created using chainsaws, depicts wildlife that has often been encountered on the school field in Beeches Green, Stroud.

It was kept as a surprise for the children and literacy subject leader Rachel Morrison, who helped unveil the seat on the first day of the summer term.

She said: “The storyteller chair will be a great way to link Literacy with our wonderful school grounds.”

All the staff and children would like to thank the PTFA, who raised funds to pay for the Artful Carver’s visit.

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