Norfolk schools encouraged to take part in GoGoDragons! trail
14:44 13 October 2014
A clan of baby dragons are set to fly into Norfolk schools as pupils take part in an education project linked to next year’s GoGoDragons! charity art trail through Norwich.
And today, to mark the official launch of the project, pupils from Firside Junior School, in Hellesdon, enjoyed a visit from some of the mythological beasts. More than 30 schools are already planning to take part in the GoGoDragons! Schools Project 2015 - and even more schools and youth groups are being encouraged to sign up.
Each school will decorate a baby dragon which will be part of a schools trail through Norwich next summer, and this will run alongside a trail of 80 adult dragon sculptures which is being organised by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art.
The schools project is organised by The Forum, working with Break and Norwich HEART (Heritage, Economic and Regeneration Trust).
Tim Bishop, chief executive of The Forum, said: “We are delighted to be working with a great team to encourage as many younger members of the community as possible to get involved in GoGoDragons! Participating schools will receive a dragon to decorate and keep and a unique activity packing pack, focusing on key areas of the curriculum around heritage, conservation, wildlife, literature and art.”
Firside Junior teacher Lucy Horlick said the school was keen to get involved after seeing the success of last year’s GoGoGorillas! schools project, and she said pupils were excited about the prospect of having a dragon at their school.
She said: “The cross curricular links we can make for the children are huge. There’s lots of writing opportunities, lots of topic opportunities. We are really looking forward to being involved.”
• Schools or youth groups interested in taking part should call Joanna Storey at Break on 01603 670106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org