Springfield Infant School to take on four junior sculptures for Pigs Gone Wild
A school signing up to Ipswich’s largest-ever art trail is preparing to take on the task of decorating four sculptures for the project next year.
Springfield Infant School is one of 15 to get involved with Pigs Gone Wild, which will see 40 pig models displayed around the town and its waterfront in summer 2016.
Schools will have the chance to create designs for their own junior pigs to be displayed in litters along with the main sculptures being sponsored by local businesses and decorated by artists.
But Springfield is the first to take on four of the junior models.
At the end of the trail, which will last for 10 weeks, the main sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice and the junior ones returned to their schools.
Headteacher Kelly Head said: “We are thrilled to be working with St Elizabeth Hospice on their Pigs Gone Wild project. We know it is going to be lots of fun, as well as a way of helping our children learn about charity, and in particular a local charity.
“Projects like this help us to encourage our children to think about others and care for people beyond their own experience.”
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The Pigs Gone Wild team have visited the school to introduce the children to one of the main sculptures, Tally-Ho Trotters, and to junior statue Junior.
Pupil Ede Castro said: “I am looking forward to painting a pig; I would like to do one with blue and pink.”
Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, said: “We’re so glad Springfield are on board and are over the moon that they want four junior pigs. I’m sure they’ll come up with some fantastic designs for the piggies and I look forward to seeing them when they do.”