Today we had a gert lush, Grand Day Out, in Brizzle. Sunshine, smiles and lots of Gromits.
Gromit unleashed is a public exhibition of giant Gromit sculptures decorated by artists. At the end of the art trail, the sculptures will be auctioned to raise funds for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity http://www.gromitunleashed.org.uk/
Kiddy Wink and Wonk searched excitedly for the next dog, trying to guess what colour it would be. We discovered parts of the city, we’ve not visited before. And, It’s great practice for queueing too, as they waited patiently for each photo opportunity! It’s a popular pastime in the South West at the moment and it’s great to see the full size Gromits in person.
As an art voluteer at the Kid’s village primary school, I was lucky enough to help the pupils decorate their own smaller Gromit.
All of the children submitted a design for the Dog and a winner was chosen. Led by a teacher, every child in the school was able to create a small part of Gromits transformation.
They all worked really hard and he looked fantastic when finished. It was great to be a part of and all of the children were proud of their contribution.
We made a fair dent in The Gromit Trail today. On the journey home the kids were busy planning their next trip, that is before they fell asleep. A favourite?…. that would be impossible, they are all so brilliant!