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Meet Seymour!

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Have you noticed our most recent resident in the village — well let me introduce you to Seymour!

Pupils of Tattenhall Park Primary School were invited to suggest a name for our wooden friend. After a long and difficult task, the winner was chosen from a selection of highly original and ingenious entries. The victorious entry was from Joshua Andrews in Year 1, with his choice of 'Seymour'. Joshua picked this name because the squirrel sits at the front of the school and has the best vantage point to really see more and therefore protect our school!

As 'guardian' to Tattenhall Park Primary School, our neighbourhood 'squirrel' is the work of international award winning sculptor, Simon O'Rourke, who works in wood with chainsaws. Without doubt, Simon's creative artwork appears to have captured the hearts and minds of both children and adults alike.

A veritable army of volunteers not only prepared the site for our newest resident but used their combined physical strength in moving the monstrous piece of waste timber to its new and permanent location.

Simon commented that ' ... it was a real pleasure to be able to work on such an old piece of wood ...'. He also revealed on his blog 'all done ... so many nails in that tree ... two chains ruined but a happy school'!

Simon is shown at work during the installation — a huge success!

Also featured is the 'squirrel logo' on the Tattenhall Park Primary School sweatshirt ... 'mighty oaks from little acorns grow' ...

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