A pair of unusual, long-necked guests visited students at a grammar school to celebrate its involvement in a major art trail.
The two giraffe sculptures went to the Royal Grammar School (RGS) Worcester to mark its participation in Worcester Stands Tall.
Worcester Stands Tall will see at least 25 giraffe sculptures, beautifully decorated by artists, stand tall through the city for 10 weeks next summer.
RGS, based in The Tything, is sponsoring two giraffe sculptures to feature in the public trail – set to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.
John Pitt, Headmaster, said:
“We have been supporting St Richard’s Hospice for many years and the RGS Worcester community is delighted to be involved in the Worcester Stands Tall project.
“Our Alumni Association, along with all pupils from our two prep schools, RGS Springfield and RGS The Grange, as well as the Senior School, supporting this initiative.
“We are all raising funds for a great charity and look forward to seeing an RGS Worcester sponsored giraffe and, of course, following the trail of giraffes across Worcester.”
The school is sponsoring both a large, 2.5-metre tall sculpture which will feature on the main trail in Worcester, and a smaller calf – set to be decorated by school students and stand with others through the city’s Crowngate Shopping Centre.
Sara Matthews, Worcester Stands Tall Project Manager, said:
“It’s fantastic to have RGS joining the growing number of sponsors on board with our exciting project.
“We hope the students will get involved and ‘have a giraffe’ with Worcester Stands Tall. It’s a great chance to fire up their imaginations and engage with our beautiful city when the trail launches next summer.”
The trail runs from July 9th to September 15th 2018. Each large giraffe will be auctioned to raise money to help St Richard’s Hospice provide its ongoing, specialist care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses.
The smaller sculptures will be returned to the schools which decorated them as a lasting memento of their involvement with the project.
The Wild in Art trail is being brought to the city by St Richard’s Hospice.
There is still plenty of time to sponsor a giraffe. If you are a potential sponsor, artist or school visit the Get Involved section of our website for more information.
Worcester Stands Tall is supported by presenting partners Worcestershire Ambassadors and Crowngate, education partner West Midland Safari Park and media partners Free Radio and Worcester News.