Our Learning Programme

Through our Learning Programme, schools and community groups have designed and decorated their own small sculpture which will form part of The Short Tail Trail alongside sculptures created by professional local and national artists. Once the trail comes to an end, these smaller sculptures will go back to their forever home with the school or community group that created them.

Supported by our Education Presenting Partner, the University of Bedfordshire, the Learning Programme celebrates creativity and offers a massive platform for young people in particular to showcase their talent to the local community and visitors to Luton. Plus, the programme supports a much-loved local charity, Keech Hospice Care.

Our Schools and Community Groups

Arnold Academy

Avenue Centre for Education

Barnfield College

Beechwood Park School

Beechwood Primary School

Bushmead Primary School

Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Challney High School for Boys

Challney High School for Girls

Denbigh High School

Denbigh Primary School

DesiArts Development Group CIC

Downside Primary School

Dunstable Icknield Lower School

Foxdell Primary School

Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Girlguiding Bedfordshire

Icknield District Scouts 

Icknield High School

Keech Hospice Care – Adult Services Bedfordshire

Keech Hospice Care – Children’s Services Bedfordshire

Kip McGrath Luton North

Lark Rise Academy

Lullington Close

Luton Council of Faiths

Luton Roma Trust

Luton Sixth Form College

Parkfields School

Parklea Primary School

Pioneer Learning Trust

Putteridge High School

Putteridge Primary School

Queen Elizabeth School Luton

Ramridge Primary School

River Bank Primary School

Silsoe VC Lower School

St Margaret of Scotland Catholic Primary

St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

Stopsley High School

Surrey Street Primary School

The Chiltern School

The Feast Youth Project

The Ferrars Academy

The Royal Oak

The Shared Learning Trust

University of Bedfordshire

Waulud Primary School

Wigmore Primary School

William Austin Infant School

Yewtree Primary School

“We loved being part of The Big Trunk Trail. We got the whole school involved in designing our elephant and our winners were two children who had used our school values and our house groups in their design. We thought this was so personal to our school that we couldn’t resist using both designs on our elephant ‘Brilliant Bushmead’. To this day ‘BB’ sits in our entrance foyer and welcomes all people into our school!”

– Daniella Toyer, Assistant Headteacher of Bushmead Primary School, for The Big Trunk Trail.

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