Time running out to sign up schools for Ipswich’s Pigs Gone Wild project

Springfield Infant School is one of the school's taking part in the junior element of Pigs Gone Wild

Springfield Infant School is one of the school's taking part in the junior element of Pigs Gone Wild. - Credit: Archant

This week is the last chance for schools to sign up to be involved in the biggest public art event ever run in Ipswich.

Pigs Gone Wild is being brought to the town and its waterfront by St Elizabeth Hospice and Wild in Art and will see pig sculptures set out on a trail this summer in aid of the hospice.

Schools are invited to get involved and be part of the exciting project that has a host of educational benefits for youngsters.

Forty larger-than-life pig sculptures, designed by artists and sponsored by local businesses, will be laid out throughout Ipswich and they will be joined by around 30 junior pig sculptures.

These will be created by students and teachers before being displayed in clusters in town centre stores and venues.

Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, said: “Children can be so imaginative and creative and this project is something they can really get their teeth into, not just in designing and decorating their own pig, but learning as they go about arts, heritage, culture, health and wellbeing.”

The deadline for schools to sign up for a pig is Friday, January 29. To find out more about how your school can get involved or to download a schools pack, visit www.pigsgonewild.co.uk or email info@pigsgonewild.co.uk or call 01473 723600.