Local schools getting creative with DSWF

Chilworth Infant School students spent a day with the DSWF Education Team learning about elephants in Zambia and the power of art for the survival of wildlife. The children were inspired by David Shepherd’s passion and skill for saving endangered species and completely wowed by a piece by Emily Lamb (David’s granddaughter).

Every 30 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory. If poaching continues at such a rate, in twenty years there may be none left - a tragedy for the species itself, but also detrimental to the survival of many other species throughout Africa and Asia. The children of Chilworth took part in workshops to create their own works of art to create a message encouraging the world to stop poaching for ivory.

Reception students made hand print elephants, Year 1s modelled elephants from salt dough and Year 2s sketched elephants in the style of David Shepherd. The Eco Club is working on an elephant boma, just like those which the elephant orphans sleep in at our project in Zambia. We cannot wait for their work to be completed and exhibited here in our gallery in Shalford.

Right now at The DSWF Gallery, we are exhibiting work from the students of Shalford Infant School. The Year 2 class focused on the adaptations of snow leopards which allows them to live in the harsh environment of Mongolia’s mountainous landscape. The children spent the morning getting very messy, creating their own landscapes from recycled material and papier mache. Visit our gallery in Shalford to see their fantastic work and find out more about how we protect the snow leopard.

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