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Calling all teachers! Here’s how you can get your school involved with Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees

Calling all teachers! Here’s how you can get your school involved with Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees

Are you looking to give your pupils a completely unique creative experience while celebrating your local region? Then join us in our exciting new art trial, Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees. Not only will the trial give your pupils a creative, collaborative learning experience, it will also provide them with the opportunity to get involved in the creation of a large-scale public art event, which is set to entertain and inspire families from far and wide.

Organised by The Kirkwood in partnership with Wild in Art and Snowman Enterprises Ltd, Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees, is inspired by the much-loved animated film, The Snowman™ and The Snowdog, the sequel to Raymond Briggs’ classic picture book and film The Snowman™.

This large-scale creative project will showcase the work of local and national artists to a wide audience while helping to raise vital funds for The Kirkwood, a local charity dedicated to supporting people across Kirklees who are facing a life-limiting illness. For eight whole weeks, the spectacular Snowdog sculptures, designed by a range of UK artists, will be dotted around various cultural and leisure hubs in Kirklees for the wider community to enjoy.

A valuable enrichment opportunity

We are inviting local schools and youth groups to put their own creative stamp on the trail by adopting and decorating their own Snowdog pup to be displayed around Kirklees. The scheme is part of our exciting wider learning programme and will be a fantastic enrichment opportunity, allowing students to immerse themselves in the local community whilst nurturing their creative thinking and teamwork skills.

To help integrate the project into your English, Art & Design or Citizenship curriculum, we have put together a resource pack to make the process as simple as possible. Besides the benefits of having pupils personally involved in this exciting, artistic trail, the project brings plenty of added value, as it can also contribute towards obtaining the Arts Mark Award and provides a fantastic wellbeing activity, encouraging pupils to spend time outside with family and friends visiting the trail.

When the trail is finished, the Snowdog pup will be returned home to your school, where it can proudly live as a lasting reminder of your students’ talents and creativity and your school’s commitment to those in your local community needing care.

Sign up by the end of March

As much as we’d love to include every school, there are only a limited number of Snowdog pups available. Our cut off for signups is the end of March and once they’re gone, they’re gone. If you would like to register your interest, please get in touch to request a welcome pack. You can contact Joanna in our team using these details:

Joanna Doherty – Community Fundraiser (Joanna.doherty@thekirkwood.org.uk, 07866940696)

Welcome to the pack

We would like to say a massive thank you to all the schools who are already part of our pack with Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees. We can’t wait to see your designs!

  • Joseph Norton Academy
  • Gomersal Primary School
  • Moorlands Primary School
  • All Hallows’ CE (VA) Primary School
  • Whitechapel C of E Primary School
  • Lily Park Share Primary Academy
  • Crossley Fields Junior and Infant School
  • Denby Dale First and Nursery School
  • Silcoates School
  • BBG Academy
  • Huddersfield Grammar School
  • Huddersfield Grammar School
  • Reinwood Junior School
  • Meltham CE Primary School
  • Lindley Junior School
  • Paddock Junior infant and Nursery School
  • St Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Academy
  • Girlguiding Pennine East Division
  • Kirkheaton Primary School
  • Eastborough J, I & N School

We would also like to thank some of our corporate sponsors, who are generously funding some of the Snowdog pups for local schools. Our warmest thanks go to Lovell Homes, UK Greetings and Dewsbury Creative Town and Heritage Action Zone.

Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees will run for eight weeks from September 2022.

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