Wildlife sculptures installation in Coronation Park is completed

The second phase of a new wildlife sculpture trail at Coronation Park in Berwick has been successfully completed.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 03 March, 2018, 06:43
Coronation Park sculpture

Four of the wooden sculptures were installed before Christmas and another four – a pippistrelle bat, otter, mole and tawny owl – were put in place on a chilly Saturday morning.

The final sculpture of the Berwick bear will go in by the station in a few weeks’ time.

It is hoped the sculptures will attract more visitors to the park, particularly youngsters who will be able to do a trail and learn a little bit more about nature at the same time.

Eight local schools were involved in helping to produce designs and the winners were: Ella Marshall (robin); Max Summers (silver moth); Alex Borthwick (woodlouse); Josh Strachan (otter); Joshua Eyre (bat); Chloe Varley (tawny owl); Maddison Catterall (barley); and Jody Young (mole).

Sculptor David Gross worked with the pupils on their designs to make sure they would work when carved from reclaimed oak.

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The project has been developed by the Friends of Castle Parks, working in partnership with Northumberland County Council and Berwick Town Council, supported by Berwick Wildlife Group.

A new otter sculpture in Coronation Park, Berwick.

It was funded by a £10,064 grant from the SUEZ Communities Trust, topped up with a donation from the McDonald family.

Sculptor David Gross at Coronation Park in Berwick.
A new otter sculpture in Coronation Park, Berwick.