Sprites Primary School in Ipswich has fun with junior pig Mudlet who will join Pigs Gone Wild art trail

Pupils at Sprites Primary School, hold up their artwork showing their junior pig named Mudlet as par

Pupils at Sprites Primary School, hold up their artwork showing their junior pig named Mudlet as part of Pigs Gone Wild project. - Credit: Su Anderson

Junior pig Mudlet has been getting up to mischief in his new home - Sprites Primary School.

Lewis, a year two pupil at Sprites Primary School, named their Pigs Gone Wild junior pig Mudlet.

Lewis, a year two pupil at Sprites Primary School, named their Pigs Gone Wild junior pig Mudlet. - Credit: Su Anderson

Mudlet was purchased by the Ipswich school as part of the St Elizabeth Hospice Pigs Gone Wild art project.

A competition was run throughout the school for children to design tiles that could be used to decorate Mudlet - with one pupil from each class being chosen.

Year 2 teacher and Pigs Gone Wild coordinator at Sprites, Anne Donnelly, said: “What we are doing with the pig is every night he is quite naughty and he disappears to a different location.

“The children come in every day searching for the pig, so it’s really good fun.” Mudlet, whose name was picked by Year 2 pupil Lewis Warren, 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 in June.

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All junior pigs will also be on display at this year’s Suffolk Show - keep your eyes peeled for our map showing where they will be.