Mini Ram Trail competition launched for Derby schools

Published: 3 March 2020

Decorative rams

Decorative rams

As part of the Derby Ram Trail taking place this summer, Derby Museums, together with education sponsors Rolls-Royce, are inviting Derby schools (Primary, Secondary and SEND) to take part in a cross-school art competition, giving pupils the opportunity to get their own mini ram on a trail around the Museum and Art Gallery.

A downloadable resource pack is available to all city schools, which includes a template for pupils to design their own ram in 2D. Schools will then judge their pupil’s designs in-house and determine which young artists will be invited to paint up one of the mini 20cm 3D rams that will be entered into a cross-school competition being judged at the end of May.

Derby Museums will then shortlist up to 30 rams to include in a Mini Ram Trail at Derby Museum and Art Gallery, alongside contemporary artists and high-profile exhibits, for 12 weeks.

Full details of the competition together with the resource pack are available to download from the Derby Ram Trail website.

The Mini Ram Trail at the Museum and Art Gallery will complement the main Derby Ram Trail; a spectacular free public art installation coming to Derby this summer. From June until the end of August 2020, a flock of 30 fabulously colourful and unique five-foot tall Rams will create a free public walking sculpture trail around our beautiful city.

Jen Cuadrado, Head of Fundraising at Derby Museums said:

We would love all of our city schools to take part in this competition so that young people have this opportunity and play a part in all of the ramtastic fun that will be taking place in Derby this summer. We are so grateful to Rolls-Royce, our Derby Ram Trail Education Partner, for making this possible.

Gill Fennell, Community Investment Manager at Rolls-Royce said:

We are delighted to be the Education Partner for Derby’s Ram Trail and are particularly excited to see how young people respond to the challenge of creating their own designs for the Mini Ram Trail.

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