Pupils floored by art trail support - The Evesham Observer

Pupils floored by art trail support

Evesham Editorial 8th Jul, 2021   0

CREATIVE youngsters at St Mary’s RC Primary have been boosted by Evesham luxury vinyl flooring specialist Karndean Designflooring ahead of a major county festival.

As well as sponsoring its own life size elephant as part of Worcester’s Big Parade which kicks off on Monday (July 12), Karndean has also funded a smaller, elephant calf sculpture for pupils.

The calf sculpture will be one of many decorated by local schools in Worcestershire which will go on display during the trail in Worcester’s Crowngate Shopping Centre and shop windows throughout the city.

“It’s thanks to Karndean our pupils have had the fantastic opportunity to take part in their very first public art trail,” said headteacher Jackie Smith.

“It has been a brilliant project to be involved with and Karndean also kindly educated pupils on its own design process to help them get started with their own ideas.

“Designed by all 166 of our pupils, Eve the elephant calf will come back to live at school after the parade ends and will be a lasting reminder of one of the year’s great positives.”

Paul Barratt, managing director of Karndean Designflooring said: “It was an absolute pleasure to visit pupils at St Mary’s Catholic School and see how passionate they were about being involved with Worcester’s Big Parade.

“We can’t wait to see Eve and all the other elephants on display as part of the trail.”

Worcester’s Big Parade is a free art trail through the city’s streets and open spaces, bringing together the community for one unforgettable event.

Once the trail has finished, the elephants will be auctioned off to raise vital funds to support St Richard’s Hospice.

To find out more, visit www.worcestersbigparade.co.uk or follow @WorcsBigParade on Twitter and @worcestersbigparade on Instagram.

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