Yesterday we celebrated Shakespeare Day with three great workshops at a local primary school… All with a little help from Shaun the Sheep!
This week we’re celebrating National Shakespeare Day – held annually on April 23rd – here at UK2, in honour of our sponsored Shaun The Sheep statue which sits in pride of place outside The Globe Theatre on the hugely popular Shaun In The City trail. The 50 statues which make up the trail are currently in place around London, and will be auctioned off to raise money for children’s charities in autumn.
As part of our corporate social responsibility efforts, we are actively involved in giving back to our community both locally and nationally. It is with this in mind that we yesterday held three workshops at the local Thomas Buxton Primary School in Tower Hamlets in association with Aardman.
As our Shaun “To Sheep Perchance To Dream” is designed by One Red Shoe to honour the Swan of Avon Mr Shakespeare himself, we found Shakespeare Week to be a great time to encourage the local school children to get involved in our project. James Richard, model maker and representative of Aardman Animations, held the workshops with students in years two and three, during which the youngsters got chance to create their own Shaun The Sheep statuette.
A great day was had by all (including us!), and we think there might even be a career in model making in the future of some of the young people. Take a look at some photos of the day below…