cows and elephants

This week I am officially obsessed. The school art show is on this weekend and I am waking up at 5am thinking about what I need to do next and jumping out of bed to add to my lists.

On the weekend so many people came to the working bee and did great stuff at school. Like reinstalling Milkshake. Milkshake is the fibreglass cow that lives in the schoolyard. But her horns were broken off a while ago, and she has been out of commission. Recently she was repaired and then her horns were re-painted by the grade 6 kids last week, and she has triumphantly returned on a patch of fake grass.

This grass is the recycled element of the post. It has been sitting around at school for 5 years. And now it is being used. Hooray. It looks so good.

And then if having Milkshake back wasn’t thrill enough, a 420kg 3 metre high elephant arrived on Sunday night! On a car trailer.

Clive took this snippet of video of it travelling through the Burnley Tunnel.  Geoffrey Ricardo has kindly loaned the school ‘The End, The Beginning’ for Art4All. It looks so fabulous in the school grounds.

The kids have been in heaven. They’ve spent lunchtime lying out on the grass and playing with the cow and/or enthusiastically ringing the bell inside the elephant.

Art4 All is going to be great this year!


  1. It is wonderful to see milkshake back….she looks very much at home on her new patch. How good would it be to buy ‘ elephant’ & have him forever in our school yard aswell🐮🐘

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