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For Parents

The Bowdleflode Project supports child development and invites children to create a drawing of a fantasy animal, made up from parts of endangered species after completing research tasks linked to Key Stages of the National Curriculum. SOur ‘Creative Creatures’ tasks invite children to develop an understanding of the animal kingdom and threats to animal populations here in Britain and around the globe. We have found that children of 8 and above benefit the most, but if you visit our Wildlife Park you will see some submitted by pupils in reception classes and some from VIBs – Very Important Bowdlefloders – celebrated artists such as Thierry Noir, the famous street artist from Berlin.

Schools generally enter animals from a whole class, but home educators are very welcome to send in animals too. There is a list of School Members elsewhere on the website. If you would like your child to enter independently of their school, then please download the entry forms.

Here’s hoping that you will join our mission to provide young children with this incentive to be creative and to love and enjoy animals and support Endangered Species.

 

Here’s How it Works

  • Register your child or school via our online registration page, you will then be able to download (or we can post them to you) two forms per pupil – one to describe their fantasy animal and one for parent/guardian permission for it to appear on the website.
  • Children then research Endangered Species and each invents his or her own fantasy animal and describe it on their form.  They then draw/paint it with strong lines and colours, onto good, white, A3 paper.
  • Please staple these forms to the drawings when you post them to The Bowdleflodes Office (address form provided at sign up).
  • We will scan the drawings and put the animals and their descriptions online. It’s destined to be the biggest online Wildlife Park in the universe!
  • Every child is given its own webpage – free.
  • The artworks will then be returned to you by post.  In the returning package, each child gets a lovely Bowdleflode Wildlife Park thank you certificate, personally signed by Her Majesty, Queen Charlotte of the Bowdleflodes.
  • The children’s animal is then available on various products, which make wonderful gifts and mementos, via our Bowdleware webshop.

 How to send in your Animal

It’s really easy to get your animal into the Bowdleflode Wildlife Park. Just click on the leaf button below to download your entry form.

  1. Download all your forms. Please make sure these are all filled in correctly, including the permission slips and write as legibly as possible.
  2. When the drawing is complete, please staple your forms to the drawing.
  3. Download the address label below and send in your drawing by post – please do not fold the drawings when posting.
  4. Each child will then get their own free web page, seen by everyone worldwide and you automatically become a full member of the Bowdleflode Wildlife Park.
  5. For any enquiries or assistance please email us here.

 

For Parents

The Bowdleflode Project supports child development and invites children to create a drawing of a fantasy animal, made up from parts of endangered species after completing research tasks linked to Key Stages of the National Curriculum. Suitable for classroom learning and home education, children of all ages can take part in the project, and we welcome them to do so! We have found that children of 8 and above benefit the most, but if you visit our Wildlife Park you will see some submitted by pupils in reception classes and some from VIBs – Very Important Bowdlefloders – celebrated artists such as Thierry Noir, the famous street artist from Berlin.

Schools generally enter animals from a whole class, but home educators are very welcome to send in animals too. There is a list of School Members elsewhere on the website. If you would like your child to enter independently of their school, then please download the entry forms.

Here’s hoping that you will join our mission to provide young children with this incentive to be creative and to love and enjoy animals and support Endangered Species.

 

Here’s How it Works

  • Register your child or school via our online registration page, you will then be able to download (or we can post them to you) two forms per pupil – one to describe their fantasy animal and one for parent/guardian permission for it to appear on the website.
  • Children then research Endangered Species and each invents his or her own fantasy animal and describe it on their form.  They then draw/paint it with strong lines and colours, onto good, white, A3 paper.
  • Please staple these forms to the drawings when you post them to The Bowdleflodes Office (address form provided at sign up).
  • We will scan the drawings and put the animals and their descriptions online. It’s destined to be the biggest online Wildlife Park in the universe!
  • Every child is given its own webpage – free.
  • The artworks will then be returned to you by post.  In the returning package, each child gets a lovely Bowdleflode Wildlife Park thank you certificate, personally signed by Her Majesty, Queen Charlotte of the Bowdleflodes.
  • The children’s animal is then available on various products, which make wonderful gifts and mementos, via our Bowdleware webshop.

 How to send in your Animal

It’s really easy to get your animal into the Bowdleflode Wildlife Park. Just click on the leaf button below to download your entry form.

  1. Download all your forms. Please make sure these are all filled in correctly, including the permission slips and write as legibly as possible.
  2. When the drawing is complete, please staple your forms to the drawing.
  3. Download the address label below and send in your drawing by post – please do not fold the drawings when posting.
  4. Each child will then get their own free web page, seen by everyone worldwide and you automatically become a full member of the Bowdleflode Wildlife Park.
  5. For any enquiries or assistance please email us here.