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#334812 - 7th Jul 2009 4:51pm Liverpools Go Penguin scheme
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Liverpool businesses to back Go Penguin scheme



LIVERPOOL businesses and communities are being urged to get behind a project to populate the city with penguins.

Organisers of Go Penguins hope schools, artists and communities will get involved in the major Christmas event.

They are inviting schools to adopt a 3ft penguin – for £450 – which can be designed in any way they like and will then go on display in a city centre indoor venue.

The school will get to keep its personalised penguin once the trail has finished.

Artists are also being asked to come up with designs for a group of 5ft penguins, with sponsors picking the designs they want to represent themselves or their organisation.

Businesses can become Penguin Patrons by sponsoring their own work of art for £3,000.

Sally Ann Wilkinson, director of Wild in Art which was also behind the hugely-popular Go Superlambananas initiative in Capital of Culture year, said: “We’ve already got 50 schools signed up.

“We’re hoping to bring creativity into the heart of Liverpool in the festive period.”

Go Penguins will form part of A Winter’s Trail which runs from November to January and will see a series of special penguin-themed events take place across Liverpool with the support of cultural organisations.

Phil Redmond yesterday revealed he will write a weekly tale for the ECHO involving Patrick the rockhopper penguin’s exploits.

He said: “The models look absolutely fantastic.”

Schools, artists and communities/ sponsors who want to take part should email info@gopenguins.co.uk.

For more information, go to www.gopenguins.co.uk

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#334815 - 7th Jul 2009 5:01pm Re: Liverpools Go Penguin scheme [Re: ]
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another waste of money, any schools that invest in these things are clearly making too much money.
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#334819 - 7th Jul 2009 5:06pm Re: Liverpools Go Penguin scheme [Re: Sanchez]
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Ive known about these for ages wink

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