CJ’s Diary: Trip to Lexden Springs!

Ahoy matey! Welcome back to my diary – gilly gosh, do I have an exciting entry for you today…

At the beginning of this week, I had the honour and pleasure of visiting Lexden Springs Residential Special School to pick up their completed octopus sculpture and meet some of the wonderful students that helped bring this amazing piece of art to life.

Both the staff and the students were so lovely, I just didn’t want to leave! It was my first time meeting the little humans (known as children), and they were just as excited as I was to be there – I must say I was an instant hit! I made some wonderful new friends including the Year 9 students Ellie-Mae, Conner, Gabriela and Anas. They told me all about how they worked together as a team to paint their octopus, who they’ve called ‘Olly’! They really unleashed their inner artists for this project, and I can’t wait to see it out on the Octopus Ahoy! art trail this summer. A ‘little fishy’ told me that it might even be in the newspapers…

I’m hoping I’ll get to meet even more little artists and see what designs they’ve created and even learn more about what they do in school. When I lived under the sea, the only schools I’d heard about are schools of fish… so I’m sure I still have a lot to wrap my mantle around. Maybe I should enrol in some classes? Although maybe having nine brains would put me at an unfair advantage.

You know where I am if you’d like to invite me to come and say hello at any of your events, even if you’re not a school! Or if not, the Octopus Ahoy! team can probably help you (and they’re really friendly!) – here’s their email address: octopus@katmarketing.co.uk

Until next time – ahoy!