About the Project
Inspired by our founder’s fantastical Bowdleflode Stories, children create drawings of their own imaginary animal, based on their research into endangered and threatened species. We provide every child with their own webpage to showcase their animal artwork and scientific inquiries. Once the project is completed we link the school to an endangered animal in a local wildlife park or zoo to help the children recognise the continual work we need to do to protect threatened species.
We also have a series of themed planning resources that help embed the project within the National Curriculum. Designed by teachers, you can be sure that you are fulfilling the Art & Science curriculum within a context that children will remember for years to come.
The project involves children worldwide, of all abilities and all ages. In addition, every child has a chance to be entered into the Bowdleflode Conservation & Creativity Awards, where we celebrate all the work done to raise awareness and together take action to stop further extinctions.
The project is relevant to older children too, since the artistic and scientific learning are not age restricted in any way.
About the Bowdleflodes Creative Creatures Project
You have just discovered a ready-made, FREE, creative, arts, science and conservation project, perfect for children from Reception to Year 6 and for Home Learning. After some research children create amazing drawings of their very own fantasy animal made up of parts of all sorts of other animals, give it a whacky name and describe it in detail.
With parental permission the drawing and description then appears in the Bowdleflode Safari Park. Children get huge self-esteem seeing their work displayed online, effectively in a free online art gallery, which can be seen by friends, relatives and the world at large.
Schools find the project both educational and extraordinarily enjoyable, fitting seamlessly into art classes with the content following the National Curriculum, integrating science, geography and creativity.
We also offer Free learning resources about conservation and wildlife which are very useful both for schoolwork and for home learning.
We regularly receive glowing endorsements from across the UK and abroad.
Your school will have its own webpages. See SCHOOLS and ORGANISATIONS.