Colourful creations

IF YOU go down to the woods today, you really will get some surprises at Hinchingbrooke Country Park . . . but for some of them, you will have to look very closely. A newly installed sculpture trail at the Huntingdon park should make an ideal walk for ch

IF YOU go down to the woods today, you really will get some surprises at Hinchingbrooke Country Park . . . but for some of them, you will have to look very closely.

A newly installed sculpture trail at the Huntingdon park should make an ideal walk for children this Easter and provide some intrigue for adults, too.

Take a tour round the park and you will discover, for example, some beautiful pink roses growing on a tree trunk. This is a paper sculpture called Blossom created by Hayley MacDonald from Godmanchester, a former pupil at St Peter's School in Huntingdon.

Hayley said: "When I first looked at the park, I realised there was a lack of vibrant colour. I wanted to create a piece which would bring colour with artificial flowers made of waxed paper."


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The 19-year-old, and seven other students on the art foundation course at Cambridge Regional College, were commissioned to produce pieces of art that would be enjoyed by visitors to the park, and withstand the weather - and possibly the dangers of vandalism.

Elsewhere there is still plenty to see. Contour, an intriguing wooden path round a tree that was created by Claire Burrell, 19, from Bourne, can still to be discovered in a glade, as can the five Fairy Doors, made by Helen Foster, a mature student from Willingham.

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The tiny doors, each filling gaps in the tree trunks, look like stained glass but are made of steel. Each one has a different design.

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