The Kirkwood
Wild in Art

A Wild in Art event brought to you by The Kirkwood.

The first day at school for our Snowdog pups

Over the past few weeks, we have travelled all corners of Kirklees to deliver the Snowdog pups to the schools taking part in Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees.

The Snowdog pups have made it safely to their temporary homes, where they were greeted by lots of excited, happy faces. Each sculpture will be lovingly decorated by the pupils with their own unique design, following a process of collaboration between young creative minds.

The art trail will be integrated into school curriculum as a wider learning programme, allowing students to immerse themselves in the local community whilst nurturing their creative thinking and teamwork skills.

Children at Crossley Fields Junior and Infant School 


Between now and the beginning of June, the schools will start the design process before hand-painting their final creation onto their Snowdog pup, which will be placed along the trail for visitors to enjoy from Friday 2nd September.

When the trail is finished, the Snowdog pups will return to their school where they will live fur-ever as a lasting reminder of the students’ talents and commitment to helping charitable causes in our local community.

We wanted to say a huge thank you to the schools already signed up to take part in Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees. Welcome to the pack!

  • Joseph Norton Academy
  • Gomersal Primary School
  • Whitechapel C of E Primary School
  • BBG Academy
  • Paddock Junior infant and Nursery School
  • Huddersfield Grammar School
  • Christ Church CE Academy
  • Lindley Junior School
  • Moorlands Primary School
  • Reinwood Junior School
  • Kirkheaton Primary School
  • All Hallows’ CE (VA) Primary School
  • St Patrick’s Catholic Primary Academy and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Academy
  • Lily Park Share Primary Academy
  • Shelley College
  • Denby Dale First and Nursery School
  • Skelmanthorpe Academy
  • Girlguiding Pennine East Division
  • Meltham CE Primary School
  • Hipperholme Grammar Junior School
  • Eastborough J, I & N School
  • Crossley Fields Junior and Infant School
  • Silcoates School
  • Kirklees College
  • The Creative & Media Studio School – Netherhall Learning Campus
  • North Huddersfield Trust School
  • Birkby Infant and Nursery School

Children at Christ Church Academy

Last chance to get your school involved!

As much as we’d love to include every school, there are only a limited number of Snowdog pups still available. There are now only two left, so if you want to be a part of this thriving community event, get in touch today to avoid disappointment. Find out how to get involved here.

Be sure to follow us on social media as we document the journey of our Snowdogs and Snowdog pups.

Instagram @snowdogkirklees

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Twitter @snowdogkirklees 

Snowdogs Support Life, Kirklees officially launches to the public on September 2nd and will run for eight weeks. The art trail is set to be the largest free event of its kind to ever come to West Yorkshire.

To find out more about The Kirkwood’s mission to support people across Kirklees living with a life limiting illness, please visit

Snowdogs Support Life 2022