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Trolley good show!

Jesmond Gardens primary school pupils Ellie Emmerson (left) and McKenzi-Jo Jones bring one of the decorated shopping trolleys into the hall

Jesmond Gardens primary school pupils Ellie Emmerson (left) and McKenzi-Jo Jones bring one of the decorated shopping trolleys into the hall

PUPILS had a trolley good time when they made these fantastic creations.

Children from Jesmond Gardens Primary School, in Hartlepool, made some fabulous creatures out of shopping trollies as part of an “Amazing Animals” project.

The youngsters worked with local artist Garry Jones to design the impressive structures, covering the trolleys in brightly-covered plastic bags and forming shapes out of bamboo to give each animal their own individuality.

The creations – a flamingo, lion, fish, butterfly and crocodile – were on display during a carnival-themed end-of-term celebration in which the youngsters donned fancy dress and animal masks.

The 90 youngsters, aged five to seven, have spent the past term learning about different animals, especially exotic ones from Africa, and they performed songs and dances during celebratory parades in front of parents and the rest of the school.

Year 1 teacher Jessica Boyd said: “The children designed and created the animals with the artist in small groups.

“The creations were amazing and the children were really integral in the making of them.

“They have learned lots of interesting facts and information this term about amazing animals and it was good for parents to see the progress their children have made.”

The trollies were supplied by the town’s Asda store.

 

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