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Building a Tunnel

14th May 2014

When BT Law contacted Frosts Landscape Construction for help with their volunteering day at The Redway school in Milton Keynes, we were happy to support their efforts.  The School provides a learning and development environment for those aged 3 to 18 with severe and complex learning difficulties, mental and physical disabilities.

Frosts put the team (18 lawyers and paralegals) in touch with Jim Buchanan, a world-renowned labyrinth maker from Dumfries to help them build a living willow tunnel for use by the children and adults who attend the special school.  Frosts also donated the membrane and woodchip for the floor of the willow tunnel to finish off the project.

At 7 am on an overcast day at the end of April, and over the course of nine hours, the willow structure emerged and grew to a length of 12 metres with a central dome to allow for wheelchair turning.  The structure will provide a sensory experience and psychological benefits for those at the school and the children were able to observe and participate in the build so they truly felt they were part of the project.

It was a fantastic opportunity to do something positive for the local community; well done to the BT Law team.  We hope the children and adults will enjoy playing and watching the tunnel grow.

From left to right: Jim Buchanan – Willow Expert and Land Artist; Paul Jennings – Contracts Manager, Frosts Landscape Construction Limited; Diane Walker – Deputy Head Teacher, The Redway School; Geoff Cavender – Claims Assistant, BT Law; Ruth Sylvester – Head Teacher, The Redway School; Lorraine Emery – Senior Employment Lawyer, BT Law

The BT Law volunteer team

The BT Law volunteer team

The finished willow tunnel

July 2014 - Willow tunnel growing well