Sefton Park shares Shaun secrets

March 26 2015

SEFTON Park School is one of the many lucky schools to have acquired its very own mini Shaun the Sheep.

SEFTON Park School is one of the many lucky schools to have acquired its very own mini Shaun the Sheep.

Organisers of Shaun in the City have created a schools programme alongside the launch of their trails in London and Bristol, which are raising vital funds for sick children in Bristol's children's hospital and in hospitals across the UK.

Over 100 giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep painted by artists, celebrities and designers will be flocking to iconic locations and beautiful green spaces across the two cities.

The London trail runs from March 28 to May 25, and the Bristol trail runs from July 6 to August 31.

Shaun in the City is brought to you by the team that created ‘Gromit Unleashed’ which saw Aardman’s loveable canine raise £2.3 million for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Sefton Park's PTA hosted an exclusive Shaun the Sheep film event on March 20, featuring previously unseen footage of Shaun and his friends up to their usual tricks, as well as a short documentary on Aardman animation and episodes of the country's favourite children's character.

A design competition has been launched by the school, where pupils are invited to produce colourful drawings of their favourite activity in or out of school.

The drawings will be used as source material for the design used to decorate the mini Shaun. The deadline for Sefton Park pupils to submit their drawing is April.

A photograph of the decorated Shaun will feature on the schools section of the Shaun in the City website from mid-June.

Correction notice: Bishopston Voice would like to correct an error made in our March issue on pg. 39 'Children help design park'. It was Sefton Park School that participated in the consultation process of the new Ashley Down Park, not Ashley Down Junior School.