Students in Norfolk are really getting their teeth into this year’s GoGoDiscover Learning & Community Programme. The latest T.rex sculpture to be revealed is the construction-themed ‘Homer’, designed and painted by Acle Academy students, and all to raise awareness for Break Charity this summer.
Students at Acle Academy have completed its construction-themed mini Breakasaurus T.rex sculpture for this year’s GoGoDiscover Learning & Community Programme, and named it ‘Homer’ in homage to Lovell, and the homes it builds, who donated the sculpture to them.
The housing developer visited the school to see the finished 3D T.rex, sculpture, which students designed and painted, with Homer having brickwork patterns, a hi-vis vest and traffic cone teeth. The GoGoDiscover Programme is in partnership with Dipple & Conway Opticians.
Thirteen-year-old Reuben, who helped paint the T.rex, says: ‘I had so much fun painting Homer with my friends. My favourite part was the tail, as we all did that together! We also added a gold tooth on him too which people can spot among the traffic cone ones as a bit of fun. We all came up with names for it too and chose Homer because of the connection to Lovell Homes. I can’t wait to see him on show this summer in Norwich.’
Lovell in East Anglia’s Partnerships Director, Sasha Bainbridge, says: ‘Seeing what the students at Acle Academy have created, their creativity and all the fun they have had in the process, from designing to painting and naming it, is amazing. It has been an interactive project for them, and they are all really proud and excited to get all their friends and family to see it on display this summer. Of course, this is all about raising awareness for Break too and the wonderful work they do in supporting young people living in care, on the edge of care and moving on from care in the region. We also are sponsoring a Steppe Mammoth for the main GoGoDiscover 2022 project and can’t wait to unveil it when the train begins.’
Break delivers GoGoDiscover in partnership with Wild in Art so that Break can continue providing their services to children and young people living in care, on the edge of care or leaving care across the region, the time and support they need to achieve their full potential.
Lovell is a partnership housing expert and a leading provider of innovative and high quality residential construction and regeneration developments across the UK, building homes, sourcing land and investing in communities. It is a trusted and reliable partner, with great people trusted to deliver great homes, developing long term partnerships with housing associations, local authorities and other partners for over 50 years.
Featured image: Acle Academy students with their T.rex sculpture, donated by Lovell (picture credit: Lovell)