Last chance for schools to sign up to Pigs Gone Wild with final three junior pig sculptures

Norman Lloyd of Pigs Gone Wild with pupils from Springfield Infant School and one of the project's j

Norman Lloyd of Pigs Gone Wild with pupils from Springfield Infant School and one of the project's junior pigs.

Only three junior pigs remain for schools to adopt as part of Pigs Gone Wild.

The mass-participation art event will see larger-than-life pigs decorated and placed around Ipswich, but schools have been invited to get creative with their own, smaller sculptures.

With 27 already gone, the remaining junior pigs are looking for loving schools to take them in and decorate them.

The junior pig sculptures are available for schools to create their own designs, which will be displayed in litters across Ipswich town centre for ten weeks this summer.

People will be able to follow the trail, collect points with the Pigs Gone Wild app and to try to see as many of the sculptures as possible.

With each junior sculpture, the schools will receive a detailed education pack full of creative ideas and resources with clear educational outcomes.

The packs can inspire students to get involved with whole-school activity, support and encourage health and wellbeing initiatives in schools and offer ideas for fundraising activities so that young people can contribute to raising much-needed funds for local charity St Elizabeth Hospice.

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Norman Lloyd, Pigs Gone Wild project manager, said: “The buzz around the event has already been amazing. To have so many schools involved already is fantastic and I’m sure the last three pigs will be snapped up as word continues to spread about our exciting project.

“Children can be incredibly 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 project will be a huge draw for the town, displaying some of the best artistic talent from the region – and it’s set to raise more than £100,000 St Elizabeth Hospice. It is hoped that it will not only appeal to local people but also bring thousands of visitors to the town who will be able to follow the trail.

The Pigs Gone Wild app and downloadable trail maps will encourage young people to explore their local town and its heritage.

Want your school to be involved? To order your junior pig, please call 01473 723600 or email info@pigsgonewild.co.uk to request an order form or visit www.pigsgonewild.co.uk to find out more.

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