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Students from Marshland High School in West Walton took part in Cambridge Standing Tall as they went on ‘giraffe safari’





Young artists from a West Norfolk school took to the streets of Cambridge on a ‘giraffe safari’.

The 15 students from Marshland High School in West Walton who are members of the school’s Art Council have been taking part in Cambridge Standing Tall, the latest art project from Break – a charity working to support young care leavers in the community.

The initiative entailed schools and businesses in the region sponsoring, designing, and decorating a total of 31 large giraffe sculptures and 60 ‘Mini Gs’, which are currently on public display as an art trail around the city.

The students from Marshland High School that went to Cambridge
The students from Marshland High School that went to Cambridge

Marshland’s head of creative design, Vicky Harris, and creative technician Nick Swann accompanied the group as they walked the trail, finding the school’s giraffe, ‘Marsha’, on show in the Grafton Centre, where the Year 11 to 13 students were able to admire their handiwork.

Mrs Harris said: “They thought she was the best of the herd.”

It is the fourth time the school has been involved in the Break Art Trail, with previous sculptures including a hare, a cow, and a dinosaur – all of which now have a permanent home at Marshland.

The students went on a giraffe safari
The students went on a giraffe safari

This year’s design was created by Zuzanna Wilkon, who is in Year 7 at the school, while Key Stage 3 student Amy Locks came up with the name for the giraffe.

Among those implementing the design were Sasha Maskova, Daniel Rust, Olivia Dudek, Inga Mojecka, Julia Didzus, Roxann Wallington, Ola Wojciechowska, Ksenija Hvesjuka, and Faith Elleray.

The Cambridge Standing Tall Art Trail continues until June 2, after which many of the giraffes will feature in a charity auction sponsored by Graduate Cambridge and Alan Boswell Group to raise funds for Break.



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