‘Fieldcote log’ spared thanks to Foundations Montessori School students’ letters

Community Feb 08, 2019 by Mike Pearson Ancaster News

To some, it might look like an unwanted obstacle, long forgotten and discarded by Mother Nature.

But to students at Foundations Montessori School, a fallen tree on the grounds of Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum is a place to play hide-and-seek, something to jump over, or a place for quiet reflection and meditation.

So when students noticed workers preparing to remove the metres-thick tree log from the property on Feb. 5, they sprung into action.

The students sent letters and artwork to Fieldcote curator Lois Corey.

Following an after-hours call to the city’s forestry department, the removal order was stopped. As Corey explained, there was an apparent misunderstanding, as museum staff hadn’t asked for the log to be removed.

On Feb. 8, Corey visited the Foundations students at their classroom inside Ryerson United Church to offer her thanks.

“It was a close call,” Corey told the students in grades 1 to 6. “And it was thanks to you, with your letters and having an impact.”

‘Fieldcote log’ spared thanks to Foundations Montessori School students’ letters

Community Feb 08, 2019 by Mike Pearson Ancaster News

To some, it might look like an unwanted obstacle, long forgotten and discarded by Mother Nature.

But to students at Foundations Montessori School, a fallen tree on the grounds of Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum is a place to play hide-and-seek, something to jump over, or a place for quiet reflection and meditation.

So when students noticed workers preparing to remove the metres-thick tree log from the property on Feb. 5, they sprung into action.

The students sent letters and artwork to Fieldcote curator Lois Corey.

Following an after-hours call to the city’s forestry department, the removal order was stopped. As Corey explained, there was an apparent misunderstanding, as museum staff hadn’t asked for the log to be removed.

On Feb. 8, Corey visited the Foundations students at their classroom inside Ryerson United Church to offer her thanks.

“It was a close call,” Corey told the students in grades 1 to 6. “And it was thanks to you, with your letters and having an impact.”

‘Fieldcote log’ spared thanks to Foundations Montessori School students’ letters

Community Feb 08, 2019 by Mike Pearson Ancaster News

To some, it might look like an unwanted obstacle, long forgotten and discarded by Mother Nature.

But to students at Foundations Montessori School, a fallen tree on the grounds of Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum is a place to play hide-and-seek, something to jump over, or a place for quiet reflection and meditation.

So when students noticed workers preparing to remove the metres-thick tree log from the property on Feb. 5, they sprung into action.

The students sent letters and artwork to Fieldcote curator Lois Corey.

Following an after-hours call to the city’s forestry department, the removal order was stopped. As Corey explained, there was an apparent misunderstanding, as museum staff hadn’t asked for the log to be removed.

On Feb. 8, Corey visited the Foundations students at their classroom inside Ryerson United Church to offer her thanks.

“It was a close call,” Corey told the students in grades 1 to 6. “And it was thanks to you, with your letters and having an impact.”