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St Ives takes part in the Haslemere Hogs project

Published : 30 March 2017

St Ives takes part in the Haslemere Hogs project

You may have noticed that St Ives has recently acquired a rather unusual new pupil… let us explain! This year we are proud to be involved in the wonderful Haslemere Hogs project.


What is the Haslemere Hogs Project?

Haslemere Hogs is a major fundraising event for the local area, supporting the Mayor’s four nominated charities. The project also aims to raise the profile of Haslemere and the surrounding area, and promote the visual arts. 60 local businesses and schools each sponsor their own fibreglass Hog and decorate it how they wish, or enrol the talents of a local artist!


How can I get involved?

You can see all 60 Hogs at The Hog Parade - over three months, the Hogs will appear throughout the area, beginning at 10am on Saturday 1st April at Haslemere Museum, followed later that evening by a Hog Roast. The Parade culminates in a fundraising auction on Tuesday 4th July at Undershaw, home of Stepping Stones School, where you can bid to be the proud owner of your very own Hog and raise funds for local charities.


Meet our St Ives Hog

The St Ives Hog is affectionately called Herbert after our founder. The ideas for his beautiful decoration where developed by each year group and a team of staff and pupils painted the final designs. The pupils were asked to capture life at St Ives where learning is creative, inspiring, nurturing and most of all fun. So far Herbert has made appearances in a Year 3 Maths room, surprising our Mathematician of the Week and enjoyed taking part in numerous activities in our science lab as part of British Science week. The girls are really enjoying wondering where our Hog will make his next appearance!


See how many Hogs you can spot when you are out and about in Haslemere. For more information about where the Hogs will be appearing and how you can participate in the events, visit

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