Erith Quarry update – Children start carving!

Children wood carving

As part of the initiative created by Sharon Hosegood to engage schoolchildren  in how to use timber felled in the recent development at the quarry, Peareswood Primary School year five students were tutored by Jeff Higley in making leaf carvings. For more from the Bexley Times on this event, please see by clicking here.
The school will receive an outdoor xylophone made from a pine tree, and an indoor plaque from a London plane. Another pine will be used to create a totem style pole, carved by Jeff, which be in the centre of the play corridor of the main development.

For more information on this project please see the facebook page here, the website here,  and the Graylings video of the woodcarving here

 

Wood carving at Erith
Student carving at Erith

Erith Quarry Tree Planting Morning

Photos courtesy of Graylings

Had a great morning planting 60 trees with the schoolchildren at the site this morning. The Woodland Academy Trust helped in sorting out the bug hotel with Sharon, and installing mobile bird feeders. All done safely and with a huge amount of interest!

Erith Quarry Fun Day

Residents view the plans for Erith Quarry

The company is delighted to have been given the job of overseeing three disciplines at the south-east London development which is Erith Quarry (600 units and a school). Arboriculture, Ecology, and Landscaping  all fall within the brief, and Sharon is visiting site on a regular basis to check on progress and make sure all is going according to plan for Erith Hills LLP.

With the residents in mind, The Anderson Group and L&Q Housing put together a big fun day in October to describe in detail the plans for the site, and whilst the kids were getting all their faces painted, Sharon was answering any questions with help from the on-site team and was kept very busy.  Jess French, a zoologist, naturalist, and entomologist who presents for the BBC, also came along and showed differing varieties of wildlife to keep the children interested.

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Keep in touch with the project on:-

Twitter –  @TheQuarryErith
Facebook – click here
and the sites own website – thequarryerith.co.uk