Pigs, poems, paintings and peppers!

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Year 1 students at Springfield Infant School enjoyed a creative morning dedicated to all things pigs, in celebration of the popular Pigs Gone Wild art trail.

We worked alongside talented artists from Groundwork Suffolk’s project East Feast East to spent time with the class, writing pig poems and painting pig pictures, all inspired by the scores of colourful pigs that are lining the streets of Ipswich as part of the trail.

Dedicated to Pepper Pig, who is at our Education Centre on Fore Street and is covered in colourful, juicy peppers herself, the class came together at the end of the morning to create an ‘art attack’ pig outside, made entirely of fresh fruit and vegetables!

The morning also served as a taster session for our free Family Fun Day which is being held at the Education Centre on Friday 29th July, from 10am to 3pm. Along with Groundwork Suffolk, we will be taking over Pepper Pig’s home with facepainting, fun arts and crafts sessions and healthy eating activities throughout the day.

Springfield Primary School have supported the Pigs Gone Wild trail from the start, with a litter of junior pigs designed by students at the school, currently displayed at Sailmakers shopping centre.

Mrs Phillips, Year 1 teacher at Springfield Infant School said; “Creating a huge pig out of fruit and vegetables was a particular highlight for the class! It was great to see how much the children got out of the morning’s activities and testament to how excited they are about the Pigs Gone Wild trail.”

Minnie Moll, Joint Chief Executive for the East of England Co-op said; “I am so glad the class at Springfield Infant School had so much fun with all their piggy activities and I am truly impressed with their fruit and vegetable creation – Pepper Pig would be proud!

“It has been fantastic to be part of the Pigs Gone Wild project and see the town transform over the past few weeks. We can’t wait to host our Family Fun Day as part of the trail, which is completely free to attend and open to everyone.”

Also official stockists of the Pigs Gone Wild sticker books and stickers, over 60 of our stores in and around Ipswich are selling supplies throughout the trail. Click here for more information.

All fruit and vegetables used for the classroom ‘art attack’ were sold on to parents and staff to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice.