Gustav Bonnier and Alderley Edge School for Girls are running a competition open to all pupils to design a sculpture that can be reproduced as a wood carving from the stump of a 100 year old Cedar tree adjacent to the school sports courts. The winning entrant will be able to watch Andy Burgess, an award winning chainsaw sculptor, reproduce their design. The theme is to produce a “Gustav” – this could be an animal, person or anything your imagination can summon up that is appropriate to the setting and the history of the site. Part of the competition is to produce a short story or poem which explains who “Gustav” is and what it stands for.

In 2014 , a competition was run throughout the school, devised by the Directors at Gustav Bonnier. The challenge was to come up with a story or poem that could then be carved out in detail on a 100 year old cedar tree stump in the school grounds.

We are extremely proud to announce that two of the winners came from the Junior School! Clarissa Rigby came third, Imogen Cole in the Senior School came second and Lola James came first!

Lola’s idea was based on the importance of books and impressed not only the Directors at Gustav Bonnier, but Waterstones have become involved too! Lola stated as part of her entry, ‘I chose books because they are made from trees and because reading is a wonderful thing’.

Last Friday, Tony Lanz-Bergin from Gustav Bonnier joined Celebration Assembly to announce the winners and award their prizes.

The carving will take place in the New Year (weather permitting!) and will be carried out by the award winning sculptor, Andy Burgess.

Watch this space for the next exciting instalment but meanwhile, congratulations to both Clarissa and Lola. We are very proud of you!