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Great Witchingham pupils have fun decorating their baby dragon

Pupils have been having fun creating a colourful character at Great Witchingham Church of England Primary School.

The 80 children at the school near Norwich are among youngsters across the county who are creating baby dragons for the GoGoDragons! schools trail through Norwich this summer.

The trail of mini mythological beasts will run alongside a charity art trail of 84 adult dragon sculptures for the GoGoDragons! project being organised by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art.

The team of young artists at Great Witchingham Church of England Primary School have been working with artist Alison Wagstaffe to create their dragon which they have called Phoenix.

Georgina Mace, a teacher at the school, said: “The children all gave Alison their ideas and creative input. They got a huge amount from the experience and loved working with a real artist.

“The design of the dragon was inspired by the artist Phalle. We also included elements inspired by our school, such as a church to reflect the Christian ethos of the school and the children holding hands to reflect our community.”

She said the school’s dragon had been sponsored by Odeon in Norwich.

There will be more than 100 baby dragons in the GoGoDragons! schools trail, and they will be displayed at The Forum, intu Chapelfield, Castle Mall, around Norwich Lanes, and at other independent retailers from July 4 until September 5. After the trail the baby dragons will then return to their schools.

The schools part of GoGoDragons! is a Wild in Art project delivered by The Forum, working with Break, Norwich Heart and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Bridge.

The GoGoDragons! trail of 84 adult dragon sculptures – all designed by local artists and sponsored by local businesses and organisations – will be in the city from June 21 until September 5. The adult-sized dragons will then be auctioned off in October to raise funds for Break.


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