GoGoHares baby bunny model inspires children to create their own decorative designs

A GoGoHares leveret visits Parkside School. Pupils, Matthew and Romily with Bugsy.Picture: ANTONY KE

A GoGoHares leveret visits Parkside School. Pupils, Matthew and Romily with Bugsy.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Children across Norfolk are preparing to get their hands dirty as they decorate their own models as part of the GoGoHares charity art trail.

A GoGoHares leveret visits Parkside School. Pupils, Matthew and Romily with Bugsy.Picture: ANTONY KE

A GoGoHares leveret visits Parkside School. Pupils, Matthew and Romily with Bugsy.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A model leveret visited Parkside School in Norwich, which is one of the 150 clubs or schools which have requested a baby hare sculpture to decorate themselves.

Pre-printed baby hare Busty visited the pupils at the school for children with complex needs, to give them some inspiration for what their own creation could look like.

In the next few weeks, all the other leveret models will be delivered to youth organisations to be designed, before they're borrowed to be displayed around Norwich in a mini GoGo trail.

Peter Marron, the co-ordinator for the GoGoCreate project, said: 'It is great to have the involvement from so many young people across Norfolk and I can't wait to see the creative flair and diversity of designs.'

A GoGoHares leveret visits Parkside School. Pupils, Matthew and Romily with Bugsy.Picture: ANTONY KE

A GoGoHares leveret visits Parkside School. Pupils, Matthew and Romily with Bugsy.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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An important part of involving young people in the campaign is to inspire new learning activities.

Sally Ann Wilkinson is the director of Wild in Art, which organises large sculpture trails around the world.

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She said: 'GoGoCreate is designed to give its participants a voice through art.

'Learning outcomes demonstrated in the classroom, at home and in the community, and finally visualised on the sculpture will provide a unique insight into the aspirations, hopes, dreams and fears of future generations in Norfolk. It's a fantastic opportunity and showcase for all involved.'

A GoGoHares leveret visits Parkside School. Pupils, Matthew, Romily, Joshua, Hope and Jaiden with Pe

A GoGoHares leveret visits Parkside School. Pupils, Matthew, Romily, Joshua, Hope and Jaiden with Peter Marron from Break charity and teaching assistant Hilary Sanderson who painted bugsy.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Parkside School has been involved in all three trails with Break and cannot wait to get involved with project.

Artist and member of staff at the school, Hilary Sanderson, has already started work on a large hare for the GoGoHare trail which will go live on 24 June until September 8, with a parade of all the hares at the Forum, October 7 to 10, with an auction in aid of Break on October 11.

The leveret sculptures, designed by the children of Norfolk, will be on its own trail around Norwich from July 2 to September 2.

For more information on the trail and the charity Break visit: www.gogohares.co.uk and follow @GoGoHares2018 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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