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