Even a skip is getting involved in World Book Day!

Just Regional
Feb 27, 2017 2 mins read

A skip with a difference is hitting the streets of Norfolk and Suffolk this week to celebrate World Book Day.

Great Yarmouth skip company WT Skip Hire has created a landscape on the side of a skip featuring characters from 20 pieces of children’s literature. The work was created by celebrated Norfolk artist Mik Richardson and customers booking a skip through the company may find it soon arrives on their drive!

The skip was unveiled at Sparhawk Infant and Nursery School, Sprowston, this morning. Following an assembly with Mik, children were able to see the skip and identify as many of the characters as they could. Children at the school are also decorating the other side of the skip with their hand prints.

The exhibit is part of a week-long set of activities being organised by the school to celebrate World Book Day, which is officially March 2nd.

WT Skip Hire director Gary Thurtle says: “World Book Day is an inspirational idea and really gets children engaged in literature at an early age. Mik’s work is a joy to look at, and we thought it would be a great way to connect Mik’s imagination with the imagination of local children.

“Once it is completed the skip will be put to work, so will be a mobile piece of art for people across Norfolk and Suffolk to marvel at.”

Emma Davies, headteacher at Sparhawk Infant and Nursery School, says: “Sparhawk are very excited to be part of this fantastic project. We are already preparing for an exciting action packed week- from hidden book tokens in the library to creating a whole school story. Having an illustrator like Mik will spark children’s imaginations and offer inspiration to all.”

The creation is the sixth between WT Skip Hire and Mik Richardson. Previous work has been done live on Great Yarmouth seafront and at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival.

WT Skip Hire provides domestic and commercial skips across Norfolk and Suffolk.

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