Counting pigs at night
- Credit: Archant
Instead of sheep, these cheeky brothers will be couting pigs before they go to sleep.
George and Tommy Wright put pen to pillowcase last week to design their bespoke bed linen inspired by St Elizabeth Hospice’s Pigs Gone Wild trail.
“We were out in town once a week over the holidays to see the pigs,” said mum Connie Summers.
Keen to keep their enthusiasm alive, Connie decided to organise a pig-themed day at home.
“I had some old pillow cases so I gave them one each, cut out a pig template and let them colour in their own designs.
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“George’s favourite is Spider Pig so he copied that design and then did two more of his own designs, and Tommy coloured his in too,
“They were sat there for more than two hours, which is unheard of. Tommy usually gets bored after five minutes, although George does like arts an crafts.”
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Not wanting to part with their new bed linen, the boys wanted to put them on their beds but the pigs would disappear in the wash so instead we are going to frame them and put them on the wall in their rooms.”
The boys, who attend Morland Primary School, in Ipswich were constantly on the look out for the 40 pig sculptures.
“Even when we were in the car going to see their grandparents they were looking out of the window. They would shout when they saw one, even if it was one they had seen 15 times before.”
The pigs are now disappearing but they will be back in the town centre for Ta Ta Trotters next week, a finale event which will see them all located together at the Corn Hill.
Connie added: “I think the trail has been excellent, it has got people into the town and out into the parks. It kept us entertained during the holidays.”
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