Visit from the Director of Education

24th October 2018
Director visits Branton! 
On Wednesday 24th October we were visited by Mr Dean Jackson, the Director of Education for Northumberland, who came to visit Branton and our pupils as well as to see our amazing carving!
We were contacted earlier in the year by Steve The Bearded Carver who had been awarded a grant by the Arts Council, to fund several community and charity carvings.  Steve wanted to do a carving for Branton, and he came up with his amazing design after looking at our school and Forest School and talking with us all. 
Steve has included many aspects of the wildlife in his design that can be seen around our school and in our amazing environment.  We encompass the Forest School ethos in all that we do learning outside regularly and never being put off by the elements! 
Mr Jackson was very impressed by the amazing carving and as a school we are both thrilled and honoured to have been given it.
After Steve contacted us about the project we reached out to a local family for support, so a huge 'Thank you' to the Scott Family who donated the wood for the carving.  Robert Scott from A & J Scott of Wooperton came along with his son Alfred who attends our nursery, and met both Mr Jackson and Steve. You can see Robert and Alfred, Steve the Carver and Mr Jackson in the photo with some of our Branton pupils. 
If you get a chance to come and see our carving do pop along!
If you are interested in seeing more of Steve's work you can follow the link below to his Facebook page.