Students at a specialist school for cognition and learning were excited to hear they had been picked to take part in a major art trail.
Pupils at The Vale of Evesham School have received a blank giraffe calf sculpture to decorate as part of Worcester Stands Tall – a public art project set to take the city by storm in summer 2018.
The showcase will see 30 huge, painted giraffes stand proud through Worcester for 10 weeks – while the calves will wind their way through Crowngate Shopping Centre.
Shopping centre The Valley Evesham is sponsoring both a large and small giraffe sculpture and has donated its calf to Vale of Evesham School.
Rachel Evans, Class Teacher at Vale of Evesham School, said:
“Class 3RE are extremely excited to be taking part in the Worcester Stands Tall. We are very grateful to The Valley Evesham for sponsoring our giraffe.
“We have enjoyed seeing photos of other ventures such as The Big Sleuth and Snow Dogs and we are very keen to express ourselves in our giraffe design.
“This project is encouraging the pupils to work together as a group and research interesting facts – such as: ‘did you know a giraffe can clean their ears with their tongue?’”
The giraffe sculpture has now arrived and students and teachers are busy thinking up artwork to dress it in.
At the end of the trail, which runs from July 9th to September 16th, the school will keep its giraffe as a lasting memento.
Each large giraffe will be auctioned to raise money for the St Richard’s Hospice Build2020 Appeal. The appeal aims to raise the final £1.4m needed to build a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire.
The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m. For more information about Build 2020 visit www.strichards.org.uk/build2020