By David Henwood
Bears, crocodiles, tigers, and chameleons climbing and prowling the streets of New Hinksey are part of a community project aimed at raising money for New Hinksey Primary School.
Street Safari organiser Ben Armstrong said; “This year, due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, we are unable to hold our fête. However, we wanted to recreate the community feel of a fête whilst observing social distancing. So, we came up with the idea of a ‘Safari Walk’ where a map will be available so that explorers can view the artwork created on their stroll around the neighbourhood.”
Throughout the month of June, families from New Hinksey Primary School and those living in the New Hinksey and Grandpont areas of Oxford have been invited to make 2D and 3D animals. These animals are now on display until the 28th of June in the New Hinksey Safari Park.
The Safari Walk has taken several weeks of meticulous planning and making during lockdown, one mum we interviewed said; “we’ve dedicated a daily slot during our study time to learn about the animals and their environment during the lockdown”.
So far, the group has raised £1,285 for the New Hinksey Primary School – if you would like to donate please visit the groups dedicated ‘Safari’ website, where you can also download the app or map to guide you through the streets of New Hinksey.
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