Five pupils from Bishop Henderson C of E Primary School in Taunton are celebrating after their designs were chosen to adorn Taunton Toads this summer.
Earlier this year many pupils at the school enjoyed taking part in a design competition to create the artwork that would be painted onto the giant toad sculptures that make up the trail round the Taunton area.
As the launch day came nearer, five pupils were delighted to learn that their designs had been chosen.
- Harvey Yarde, who designed Jim the Brave Knight, located at Sheppys
- Bella Andrews, Rainbow Toad, Norton Fitzwarren Village Hall
- Megan Harris, Elements of Toad, Orchard shopping centre, Taunton
- Naomi Timms, Somerset Sunset, Hestercombe House and Gardens
- Emily Cameron, Lightning McGreen, Oake Manor Golf Club.
Acting head teacher Sally Newberry said: “We’re very proud to have five winners from the school – it’s a fantastic achievement. “We hope families enjoy tracking down the toads this summer and admiring all the designs – it’s great to see fun initiatives like this happening in Taunton and it’s all in aid of a very good cause.”
The school has a further connection to the trail in that some of the designs were painted on to the sculptures by local artist and former Bishop Henderson teacher Liz Hutchin, who is a Go Create CiC artist and Taunton Live Festival co-organiser.
The Taunton Toad Trail, was created to help celebrate the 60th anniversary of the League of Friends of Musgrove Park Hospital, which promotes the voluntary service at the hospital and raises funds to buy extra equipment.
The trail features over 23 giant toad sculptures designed by local artists, children, businesses and charities. Sculptures are positioned in locations around Taunton and the surrounding area, making the perfect family day out around the county town and beyond.
Profits from the trail will be used to fund improvements at the Bracken Birthing Centre at Musgrove, a new birthing pool and improved facilities at the hospital. Artistic pupils at Bishop Henderson also had a number of designs chosen for the popular Deane Dragons trail of 2014.