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A rather special character hopped into Wensum Junior School recently as part of the GoGo Hares charity art trail planned for Norfolk this summer. The trail will celebrate the Break charity 50th anniversary. We are now the proud owners of a Leveret (baby hare!) and are linking it with our Circus 250 celebrations.

 

The charity behind the Go-Go Hares is Break, who provides children’s homes for Looked After Children. It has six children’s homes in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and a Fostering Service offering places for young people.

 

Pupils have been busy painting the leveret and carefully cutting out images of circus people to collage the leotard-wearing leveret – We couldn’t leave out a mention of Monsieur Leotard!

 

Global Signs of Great Yarmouth have generously provided the funds to decorate our leveret.

 

The leveret will be in the style of Sir Peter Blake’s Circus 250 logos. He is a famous artist who creates the most amazing collages, he has created so many images, one such famous one was Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heartclubs Band. This album also has a track called “Being for the benefit of Mr Kite” Mr Kite was part of Pablo Fanque‘s Circus Royal.

 

We have yet to name our Leveret, but hopefully, we will have a circus-inspired name!