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Giraffes arrive for schools zoo project
9:28am Friday 25th January 2013 in News
MORE than 80 blank-canvass giraffes are due to arrive in schools across Colchester next week.
The figures are being sent to more than 80 schools which are taking part in the Stand Tall scheme, which has been organised to mark 50 years of Colchester Zoo.
Each school will be being given one 1.3metre tall figure for its pupils to decorate in whatever way they want.
During the summer, the children’s giraffes will be put on show indoors across the town while larger figures, designed by professional north Essex artists, will go on display in the streets of Colchester.
At the end of the schools project, which is run by the zoo and Sportsafe UK, each 1.3metre high giraffe will be returned to its school permanently.
Anthony Tropeano, director of Colchester Zoo, said: "We're very excited about Stand Tall and really hope that the people of Colchester, its schools and our surrounding areas really enjoy the experience.”