Education and Communities

Maggie’s Penguin Parade has been purposefully designed to include a learning programme which will enable hundreds of young people to experience the importance of creativity both within school and also the wider community as part of the main event.

The education program is open to all schools and community groups in and around Dundee allowing necessary education through the arts. It is a fantastic opportunity for schools to engage pupils, carers, parents and teachers in whole school, whole-community conversations around a series of topics, including the difficult subject of cancer.

Participating schools will receive a 3ft penguin which will be decorated by students and teachers in Term 3 and 4 of 2018. An accompanying cross-curricular education resource will enable schools to deliver the most creative, inclusive and engaging learning experience possible. These packs will provide a wealth of themed, cross-cross curricular activities plus all the practical information necessary to make the entire process simple, inspirational and rewarding.

During July-September 2018, the penguin chicks will be publicly exhibited in local ‘crèches’ for the duration of the event. They will complement and add real value to the main Penguin Parade trail, by showcasing the creativity of Dundee’s youngest citizens. After the event the penguins will be returned to their respective schools to be retained as memento’s.

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The campaign will be a core part of the Tayside Region’s involvement in the 2018 Year of Young People.

There will be downloadable trail maps and a Penguin Parade app encouraging people to get together, explore their city on foot and enjoy sculpture spotting!

Interested but need more information or just want to chat? Contact Neil today.


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