Pig fever takes off at Britannia Primary School in Ipswich

Pupils at Britannia Primary School in Ipswich are putting the finishing touches to their 'Pigs Gone

Pupils at Britannia Primary School in Ipswich are putting the finishing touches to their 'Pigs Gone Wild' pig. Their inspiration came from a poem called 'When Pigs Fly'. L-R Jake, Zak, Amirah, Harry, Myia, Elliott. - Credit: Archant

Children at an Ipswich primary school have been putting their pens to pig this week as part of a charity art project.

Pupils at Britannia Primary School in Ipswich are putting the finishing touches to their 'Pigs Gone

Pupils at Britannia Primary School in Ipswich are putting the finishing touches to their 'Pigs Gone Wild' pig. Their inspiration came from a poem called 'When Pigs Fly'. - Credit: Archant

Dracula Pig and Pig Potter are just some of the characters that have been created by youngsters at Britannia Primary School to decorate a pig statue for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Pig Gone Wild initiative.

The school’s character – named When Pigs Fly – will join 40 large pig sculptures, designed by artists and sponsored by local businesses, and 30 junior pigs created by schools, in an art trail across Ipswich next month.

All 630 pupils in the school have been invited to draw their own mini pig personality on the statue.

David Johnson, art subject leader at Britannia, said the idea for the pig’s title was inspired by a poem bearing the same name by Kenn Nesbitt.

Pupils at Britannia Primary School in Ipswich are putting the finishing touches to their 'Pigs Gone

Pupils at Britannia Primary School in Ipswich are putting the finishing touches to their 'Pigs Gone Wild' pig. Their inspiration came from a poem called 'When Pigs Fly'. L-R Jake, Zak, Amirah, Harry, Myia, Elliott. - Credit: Archant

He added: “Soon it become a challenge to find as many different pigs as possible, more like pigs in disguise.

“It’s nice to take part because the pig will be seen by people all around Ipswich and everyone at the school has a little bit of ownership of it.”

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The statue was paid for by the Britannia Friends and Family, an organisation of parents and staff who work together to provide both social and fundraising events for the school. All proceeds go to St Elizabeth Hospice.

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