As part of the schools programme of the The Big Sleuth sculpture trail In 2017, I visited St Francis C of E Primary School to paint a sculpted bear called Fioretti. Every single pupil helped paint and colour the bear design which was inspired by St Francis’ love of nature.
For The Big Hoot in 2015, I collaborated St Toms Church Community Project in Sheldon, Birmingham, working with children, teenagers and visually impaired service users to develop an original design which celebrated Sheldon. The design also contained a tactile braille message.
I also delivered an afternoon workshop at Thinktank Science Museum to a local primary school group from Yew Tree School in Aston. The pupils each decorated a leaf which together were gathered on a painted tree on the bear sculpture.
I worked with Sheffield & Hallamshire Football Association to develop a design for Meadowhall Hearts 2015, representing diversity in football at every level. The completed heart sculpture was on display at Meadowhall, Sheffield during the summer.