St. Oswald's Hospice - Snowdog Project

26th May 2016
The staff and pupils attended a very powerful and informative assembly by St. Oswald's Hospice who shared with us a tremendous new initiative. They brought along a spectacular gift for the school in the form of Snow Dog! This huge snow dog is here to remind us of the wonderful work St. Oswald's do for children - making them feel at home and comfortable when they fall ill or have difficulties.
 
After some time, the Snow Dogs will return to St. Oswald's where pupils will be able to visit them - and the other Snow Dogs gathered there! We will be choosing an appropriate way of transforming our white Snow Dog into a canine work of art! 
 
On their website, 'Great North Snowdogs', this is what they have to say:
 

St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice has teamed up with Wild in Art to stage Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass-participation, public art event – Great North Snowdogs!

The interactive trail will feature more than 50 large scale Snowdog sculptures, inspired by the much loved animated short film, The Snowman™ and The Snowdog,  During Autumn and Winter 2016 you will be able to follow the trail, collect points with our dedicated app and to try to see as many of the sculptures as possible.

Our Snowdogs, beautifully decorated by artists and generously sponsored by local businesses, will be on show for 10 weeks from September 2016, in locations across Tyne and Wear. They will be joined by a pack of little Snowdog sculptures designed by local school children.

After you have enjoyed Great North Snowdogs during its 10-week extravaganza, the large sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice.