Angel 20 schools programme
Over 70 little angels will be going on their travels this year as part of the celebrations to mark the Angel of the North's 20th birthday. Local school children from across Gateshead are being asked to take their angel doll with them on adventures at weekends and during school holidays. The angels will be delivered to schools during the week commencing 26 February.
Our knitted angels have been lovingly created by volunteers from Gateshead Libraries Knit and Natter groups and they will help Gateshead youngsters to spread the word about one of the most talked about pieces of art in the UK.
We would love to see photographs of the little angel as it travels around the region - or even further afield. Parents should send their photos of their angel adventure to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prizes will be given out to the most unusual or interesting stories.
Heritage Schools - Celebrating an Angel
St Joseph's RCVA Primary School in Gateshead are working with artist Sheryl Jenkins on a project to explore the past , present and future of the Angel of the North. The children will be visiting the Angel site, the maquette at the Shipley Art Gallery and interviewing local people about their stories. Using animation techniques and archive material, the pupils will create their own mini films about the Angel. This project is part of Historic England's Heritage Schools Programme and part of Angel20.
The Angel of the North teacher's pack
For any primary schools wishing to bring the Angel of the North into the classroom, we have information packs, fact sheets and lesson plans available to get you started.