Lola James from Alderley Edge School for Girls returned from the Easter break to find that her book-themed design for a sculpture had been brought to life as a wood carving in the school grounds.
Following the felling of a 100 year old Cedar tree, for health and safety reasons, a competition was launched last September to design a sculpture that could be reproduced as a wood carving.
Sponsored by housing developer Gustav Bonnier, the winning design was to be reproduced by award-winning chainsaw sculptor, Andy Burgess.
The competition winners were announced by Tony Lanz Bergin from Gustav Bonnier with Lola taking first place, Imogen Cole from the Senior School in second and in third place was Clarissa Rigby from Year 5.
Lola's idea was based on the importance of books and she also produced a piece of writing explaining the thinking behind the design, saying "I chose books because they are made from trees and because reading is a wonderful thing."