Colourful characters hop into Norwich school to launch GoGoHares learning programme
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Some rather special characters hopped into a Norwich school to launch the learning programme linked to the GoGoHares charity art trail planned for Norfolk next year.
Daisy and Bugsy are the first of the 'leaping leveret' - or young hare - sculptures which schools and community groups will have the chance to decorate. It is part of the GoGoCreate project that will run alongside the GoGoHares trail being brought to Norwich and Norfolk by children's charity Break and Wild in Art in summer 2018 to celebrate Break's 50th anniversary.
Today the colourful duo were revealed for the first time when they visited pupils at White Woman Lane School in Old Catton.
Peter Marron, who is leading the GoGoCreate project, said: 'The look on the faces of the children during the reveal [of the hares] was priceless. 'Designed and decorated by artists Sally Adams and Hilary Sanderson, Daisy and Bugsy will be used to promote the project over the next year, and I look forward to working with many organisations on the learning programme, GoGoCreate.'
The hope is about 150 schools and organisations will sign up to design their own leaping leveret. All of them will be displayed in a city trail that will run in parallel with the main GoGoHares trail of larger sculptures designed by artists and sponsored by businesses. Schools and organisations that sign up to GoGoCreate will also be given a learning resource pack and have the chance to take part in a writing workshop, and their sculpture will be returned to them at the end of the trail.
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Ashley Best-White, White Woman Lane School headteacher, said: 'It is important for children and schools to be involved in these projects because it creates collaboration, motivation and enthusiasm. It involves the children in an art project which is then displayed in their community and given high status, and therefore promotes the school and the work of children. The trail then gives children the opportunity to explore and learn about their community with their parents and carers.'
Pensthorpe Natural Park is the main GoGoCreate sponsor.
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For more information about taking part in the GoGoCreate programme, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gogohares.co.uk
The GoGoCreate trail will take place in Norwich from July 2 to September 2 2018 and the main GoGoHares trail will run from June 24 to September 8 2018.