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Leeches, Owls and Fairies? It Must be Anlaby Park

A large horse chestnut tree had stood in the grounds of Anlaby Park Community Library, Hull, for a number of years; it had been a real focal point for the community and the source of thousands of conkers for children spanning decades. The sight of the council turning up one day to drop it to […]

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Posts for Paull and Others Too

With the poor weather putting a stop to any outdoor work, I’ve been able to complete a couple of indoor jobs ~ such as three marker posts for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust site Paull Holme Strays, and a large anniversary oak post for a local couple.   The design traced on to the 5ft oak […]

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Michaelmas Fair

  A successful weekend at Burton Agnes, despite the gales which threatened to lift the marquee off the ground; I’ve missed the previous year or two due to work-load, but after a quiet Saturday it really picked up on the Sunday to send me home in a positive frame of mind. In the early years […]

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Pickering Park Pictures

I was invited to the unveiling of the sculptures at Pickering Park, Hull recently ~ completed earlier in the year, they honour the philanthropist and trawler owner Christopher Pickering, and Hull’s fishing heritage. Labour MP Emma Hardy was present to cut the ribbon and officially mark the unveiling of the pieces in the sensory garden. […]

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Bellfield Primary School is Totemtastic!

Well, after eleven weeks, eleven schools and eleven totem poles, the Totemtastic project has drawn to a close; with an average of five pupils every 15 minutes over 12 hours at each school, I’ve worked with over 2,500 children! I need a holiday! All the pupils have been great, and have proved that Primary School […]

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Marvell College is Totemtastic!

This carving workshop was a slightly different prospect, as the children were in their teens and therefore a little more able than the Primary school pupils; it was no surprise then that the totem pole produced over the three days was an intricate, interesting and well carved piece of sculpture. The pupils pooled their designs […]

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Wansbeck Primary School is Totemtastic!

Wansbeck Primary School decided on a compass taken from their logo, a pile of books (reflecting their focus on literacy) and mathematical symbols for their totem, and they made a great job of the carving:     Thank you to all the pupils who presented me with this fabulous card (and KitKat!)  at the end […]

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Pearson Primary School is Totemtastic!

Pearson Primary School put a lot of effort into their designs ~ I was delighted to see a full wall display of all the pupils’ work when I arrived to take the bark off the log. Photos of the wall display above; the finished design would include elements from several of those in the photo […]

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Dorchester Primary School is Totemtastic!

Dorchester went for a design incorporating the bees from their school logo, along with an open book and shaking hands. The dates on the book (1967-2017) refer to 50 years of Bransholme, Hull, where the school is situated.

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Wheeler Primary School is Totemtastic!

After all the torrential rain interspersed with sweltering heat, it was a real bonus to see a ready-made shelter at Wheeler Primary School! I was presented with a selection of brilliant designs, complete with the reasons for choosing the various elements written on the back: Once again, unsurprising given Hull’s fishing heritage, a fish featured […]

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