Parent Pat has begun the task of creating a totem pole from a tree trunk that came from the top of the school driveway.
The tree unfortunately had a fungal infection and so had to be chopped down. We were considering turning the trunk into seating when one of our parents came forward and offered to create a totem pole from it. What a wonderful idea. Year 5 classes were invited to come up with some designs that Pat could carve into the trunk and off they went to research totem poles and the meanings behind them.
The trunk was so big that we had to call the army in to help us move it into the school garden.
You can see from these pictures that the tree was moved last year. In the last few weeks though Pat has managed to make a start on the trunk and has begun carving a bear and elephant.
Watch this space for more progress.