As good as new thanks to pupils

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sounds Good - by Sam Len­non slen­non@thek­m­

THE head of a gi­raffe sculp­ture lopped off by van­dals has been re­placed thanks to a school’s ef­forts.

Frank Ed­wards’ tree fig­ure was de­cap­i­tated in his front gar­den in Boughton Aluph.

Now a re­place­ment head has been pro­vided by pupils from John Wes­ley Pri­mary School in Sin­gle­ton.

Teach­ing as­sis­tant Sa­man­tha Myring said: “The school is very much part of the com­mu­nity and we wanted to help.

“We made sure the new head was ready for Christ­mas and it has had fes­tive dec­o­ra­tions put on it.”

The 10 to 12ft sculp­ture, named Geral­dine, was at­tacked in Novem­ber.

The school made a re­place­ment head made of wire frame and ar­ti­fi­cial grass, which will be used un­til a new one can be grown from the tree.

Geral­dine the gi­raffe took six years to make from a yew tree. It had adorned the gar­den for four years but 4-5ft of its head and neck had been sawn off by the van­dals.

Jaden, Kieran, Ly­dia, Oliver, Cal­lie and Paige, all pupils at John Wes­ley Pri­mary School, with the re­place­ment head for Frank Ed­wards’ hedge gi­raffe, which was de­cap­i­tated by van­dals

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