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Pupils get to grips with the Wolves in Wolves

Students at a school in Bushbury are the first to get their hands on some of the life size Wolves set to bring a splash of colour to the city from July to September.

(l-r): Cllr Claire Darke, Cabinet Member for Education, Headteacher Nicola Bayliss, Cllr John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, and Head of Art Jody Williams with the Moreton School pupils and the Wolves
Moreton School pupils and the Wolves

A pack of 3 fibre glass Wolves have been delivered to the Moreton School in Old Fallings Lane, as part of the Wolves in Wolves project.

As with other designers across the city the school has been partnered with sponsors to create artwork to decorate the wolves.

The pupils, aged between 11 and 18, have been working on designs for the Mayoral wolf, with Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Barry Findlay, set to choose the winner shortly.

The students are also designing the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wolf and Head of Art, Jody Williams, will be decorating one for Yoo Recruit.

Wolves in Wolves, is being organised by The Outside Centre and Enjoy Wolverhampton, with support from City of Wolverhampton Council.

It will see 30 sculptures of wolves placed around the City of Wolverhampton, creating the largest public art event in the city.

Moreton School Headteacher, Nicola Bayliss, said: "We're really excited to be involved in such a prestigious project.

"This is great opportunity for our school to showcase our creativity.

"Since we found out that we had been selected to be part of the design team there's been a real buzz in the school, it's an absolute privilege to be asked to get involved and we can't wait to get started."

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: "Wolves in Wolves is a great opportunity to showcase the city to visitors.

"Businesses, schools and residents are working closely together, as demonstrated by the fantastic contribution from the pupils and staff at the Moreton School.

"It is an exciting project that will help put the city on the map as a cultural centre.

"It is also a fun way for families to get active and discover the city and what it has to offer."

The wolves will form a trail of approximately 4.5 miles, with maps available nearer the time.

The ambition with Wolves in Wolves is to combine a quality artistic and cultural event with associated public health, educational and economic benefits.

Once the event is finished, the majority of the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise money for several charities.

Dr Paul Darke of The Outside Centre said: "Wolves in Wolves is the beginning of a new Wolverhampton cultural project for us; throwing out the drab, the negative and the misconceptions for a future of colour, hope and ensuring people from across the region, country, and internationally, see Wolverhampton for the great cultural city that it is."

Regular updates on Wolves in Wolves will be available at Wolves in Wolves.

  • released: Thursday 30 March, 2017