Schools Snow Pups

Martlets invited local schools and colleges to be part of the exciting Snowdogs by the Sea art event by offering them the opportunity to buy and decorate a Snow pup.

Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate Launch of The Martlets Snowpups trail at Brighton Museum -

Photo by Liz Finlayson/Vervate – Launch of The Martlets Snowpups trail at Brighton Museum

Martlets did this as they were inspired by the successful trails in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Norwich where the schools involved found them to be an innovative way to meet their educational targets as well as a wonderful way to become more involved with a local charity. The much-loved story of the Snowman and the Snowdog is one that resonates with people of all ages. It explores important themes of love, loss and hope; a story we tell at Martlets every day.

Over 19 schools have chosen to participate in the programme, taking their pupils on a fulfilling journey of discovery and learning using their Snow pup sculpture as an artist’s canvas for discussion, debate, research and application.

The Snow puppies were on display at the following locations until December 2016, when they were returned to their Schools:

Jubilee Library Brighton Museum & Art Gallery Booth Museum of Natural History Hove Museum Hove Library
Coldean Primary School Bevendean Primary School Coombe Road Primary School Blatchington Mill West Hove Infants
Elm Grove Primary School Middle Street Primary School Lancing College Prep School Brackenbury Primary School/St Mary’s Primary School Hillside Special School
The Connected Hub Brunswick Primary School Downs Park School Goldstone Primary School
Westdene Primary School Hove Junior School Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Woodingdean Primary School Portslade Aldridge Community Academy