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Norwich GoGoDragon! to travel to Uganda

Schools across Norfolk are currently designing baby dragons as part of an education project linked to next year’s GoGoDragons! charity art trail through Norwich being organised by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art.

And one baby dragon is travelling further afield and being taken to Uganda by the Dominic Community Foundation which is working to open a school and health centre in the village of Malube-Nalubugo.

Liz Rooney, the foundation’s health delivery trustee, will be taking the dragon to Africa on Saturday. She will be spending eight days over there, and among the aims of the trip is to secure the land for the new school and health centre to be built on.

Mrs Rooney said she hoped the Ugandan children would be inspired by their visit from the baby dragon.

“We are going to ask the children to come up with designs, and then the dragon will go to Uganda again in January or February when the children will decorate it,” she said, adding that she hoped the project would help build links between the Ugandan community and schools in Norfolk.

Dozens of Norfolk schools are taking part in the GoGoDragons! Schools Project and each school’s baby dragon will be part of a schools trail through Norwich next summer. The schools project is organised by The Forum, working with Break and Norwich HEART (Heritage, Economic and Regeneration Trust). The trail of art created by school children will run alongside a trail of 80 adult dragon sculptures which are being designed by local artists and sponsored by local organisations.

• Schools or youth groups interested in taking part in GoGoDragons! should call Joanna Storey at Break on 01603 670106 or email joanna.storey@break-charity.org

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