Waterside charges ahead as Lincoln Knights’ Trail Education Programme sponsor

Waterside Shopping Centre has saddled up to sponsor the Lincoln Knights’ Trail Education Programme. Organised by The EBP in partnership with Wild in Art and Lincoln BIG, the Education Trail will involve more than 40 primary, secondary and special schools from across Lincolnshire and will run alongside this summer’s main Lincoln Knights’ Trail, forming a mass participation public art event in the city.

Each participating school has until the start of June to get their creative juices flowing and decorate their very own half-sized knight sculpture, designed and created by Wild in Art’s Creative Director Chris Wilkinson in the style of a Lewis Chess piece. The knight sculpture is the perfect canvas through which to unite visual art and this celebration of the country’s legal history. The education knights will then be brought together at this year’s Lincolnshire Show on 21 and 22 June before they join their larger counterparts, forming an indoor trail in venues throughout Lincoln city centre until the start of September.

Waterside is no stranger to the trail having sponsored a Baron in 2015. The centre has also hosted a number of artists who used Waterside as a public painting space to create several of the full sized knights, and it will also house a number of education knights and associated events during the summer.

Dean Cross, Waterside Centre Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be able to lend our support to this year’s Knights’ Trail. It’s great to be involved in the Education Programme and we can’t wait to welcome some of the education knights to Waterside.”

As part of their sponsorship, Waterside have also got their very own half-size knight and from mid-March they will be running a very special competition for one lucky young person to design it, before Lincoln-based designer and illustrator Mel Langton brings their artwork to life.

Children’s favourite Mike the Knight will also be making a special appearance at Waterside during the Easter holidays. Mike will be appearing during Story Time sessions, led by a narrator, on Saturday 8 April at intervals between 11am and 4pm. Shoppers are invited to bring their children along to listen to tales of his adventures and Mike will also be on hand for photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera!

The EBP’s Emma Welbourn said, “We’re thrilled to have Waterside on board as both a sponsor and venue for the Education Programme. Their support has made it possible for schools from all over Lincolnshire to get involved and learn about our county’s rich and interesting history, whilst also being part of this unique Lincolnshire arts project."

Schools signed up to take part in the Knights’ Trail Education Programme are as follows: 

  • Boston Grammar School
  • Boston High School
  • Carre’s Grammar School
  • Charles Baines Community Primary School
  • Cherry Willingham Community School
  • Cordeaux Academy
  • De Aston School
  • Dunholme St Chad's Church of England Primary School
  • Eagle Community Primary School
  • Faldingworth Community Primary School
  • Hartsholme Academy
  • Heighington Millfield Primary Academy
  • Holbeach Primary Academy
  • Huntingtower Community Primary Academy
  • Lincoln Christ's Hospital School
  • Lincoln Minster School (x 2)
  • Lincoln Monks Abbey Primary School
  • Lincolnshire Teaching & Learning Centre
  • Mount Street Academy
  • The North Wolds Federation
  • Osgodby Primary School
  • The Priory City of Lincoln Academy
  • The Priory LSST
  • The Priory Ruskin Academy
  • The Priory Witham Academy
  • Sincil Sports College
  • Sir Francis Hill Primary School
  • Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
  • Skellingthorpe Saint Lawrence CE Primary School
  • Spilsby Primary Academy
  • St Faith and St Martin Church of England Junior School
  • St Francis Special School
  • St John's Primary Academy, Bracebridge Heath
  • Sturton by Stow Primary School
  • The Thomas Cowley High School
  • Waddington All Saints Primary School
  • Washingborough Academy
  • Welton St. Mary's Church of England Primary Academy
  • Westgate Academy
  • William Farr C of E Comprehensive School
  • Willoughton Primary School

Find out more about the Lincoln Knights' Trail 2017.

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