CHILDREN who helped carve a special wooden seat for a nature reserve will take part in the official opening of improvements at its entrances next week.

The environment-themed sculptures, wildflower plantings and new trees now decorate the areas near the three gates to Accrington's Woodnook Vale in Perth Street, Miller Fold and Royds Street.

The pupils from Woodnook Primary worked with Rick Goodwin from Stump Art on a new, carved seat and Totem Pole for the nearby Royds Street entrance.

The will join Mayor of Hyndburn Cllr June Harrison for the official 'ribbon cutting' for the improvements at 11am on Wednesday at the Royds Street entrance near the sculptures they helped design and carve.