Hawthorn the London Based Bear…..

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Father and son team Peter and Jack Foskin, KCAT artists along with their tutor, artist Jean Conroy were commissioned to build a bear in Belvue secondary school in Northolt, London

The school caters for children with special needs and learning difficulties. The link between the two organisations has been growing in strength over the last three years.

The KCAT sculpture team have already built a life size horse made from Willow in the school grounds. Last year a school dog, a cat from wire and metal and a very flamboyant peacock were added.

This year the sculpture team returned and built a life size brown bear in a new forested area that the school has recently acquired. The bear christened “Hawthorn” was constructed from young pliable hawthorn trees.