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Timber Statues a Lasting Memento

​Raymond, Mathew and Imogen showing one of the timber statue called Faces
Timber statues are a lasting memento
Story written by Mrs Judi Chatwood our Media Liaison Officer
 Two beautiful timber statues hold pride of place in the grounds of Blackbutt State School as a lasting memento from the 2017 Year 6 class.
The Year 6 students have donated the statues to their school as a permanent reminder of their final year at the school.
The “timber town” figures, from Blackbutt’s Walk About Nursery, were intricately carved by one of the school’s parents, Mr Saunders.
Principal Mrs Gayle Williamson said the statues blended in perfectly with the native plants in the school grounds and were a welcome gift from the Year 6s.
“They look wonderful,” said Mrs Williamson. “One sits proudly on the lawn outside the school administration block while the other nestles under the native shrubs near the music room.
“They are a great addition to our school grounds and will be admired by students, parents and staff for years to come.”
Year 6 students Raymond Marshall, Mathew McAuliffe and Imogen Hunt said the timber statues were an easy choice because of Blackbutt’s link with the timber industry.
“Blackbutt and the neighbouring town of Benarkin have always been known as the Timber Towns so the statues were a perfect choice,’’ said Raymond.
“We hope they will continue to be a focal point for students and staff long after this year’s senior students have left the school.”
Mathew said the statues were cool and a great way to welcome visitors to Blackbutt State School.
“They brighten up the school grounds,” said Imogen. “I really like the one that has ‘Welcome’ carved into it to greet people as they arrive at the office.”