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Young Gorillas

Pupils from 21 Jersey schools and colleges have taken part in our Creative Learning Programme this year. 27 small gorilla sculptures decorated by students of all ages form part of the ‘young’ gorilla trail, displayed in secure and accessible indoor locations across the Island, complementing the larger, artist-imagined Go Wild Gorillas sculptures.

When the trail ends, these sculptures will appear at the ‘Goodbye Gorilla Get Together’ at Jersey Zoo from 1-4th November alongside the 40 life-size gorillas and other young gorillas designed by community groups and artists. They will then return to their school or college as a lasting legacy.

Young Gorillas

Abstract Male

Jersey College for Girls have painted a troop of six gorillas each designed by a school house. Inglis have created an eye-catching...

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Beau

Our gorilla is inspired by our school's love and respect of Durrell and the fact that one of our house team is called 'Durrell'...

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Brian

Brighter Futures are supporting children and young people in Jersey.

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Canrilla

Canrilla

Cans for Corridors is a Durrell initiative to recycle aluminium cans to raise funds to plant tree corridors, restoring links…

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Chico

This gorilla has been inspired by the herbs grown at Cheeky Monkeys day nurssery.

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Chris

Our gorilla is inspired by the community and happiness of our school. The community spirit of St Christopher's created…

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Clementine

Our gorilla is inspired by the core values of our school. The design of our sculpture was created by all the pupils…

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Dame Absolutely Fabulous

Our Girl Gorilla is being decorated with recycled materials that we have been donated and collected over many months…

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Faith

The children were keen for their gorilla to reflect the FCJ vision and values. These values permeate all FCJ communities…

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FAST Freddie

We have involved stroke survivors and carers to decorate the gorilla inviting them to feel part of a bigger community group…

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Flora

Our design is inspired by nature, in particular the vibrancy and beauty of flowers. We have incorporated our core values of…

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Flutterilla

Our Gorilla design is inspired by the zoo’s new butterfly house. We decided to keep the theme of the design simple and…

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Gaia

Our gorilla has provided an opportunity to not only showcase our clients’ talents and hard work, but also Acorn’s ethos…

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George

I was inspired to create this design based on the influence of art for mindfulness. Being immersed in patterns and shapes…

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Gerri

Our gorilla is inspired by endangered species , african culture, gorilla's diet, our world and universe! The inspiration…

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Gordon Gaudi Trencadis

Last term, Year 3 studied the work of Antoni Gaudi, both as an architect and as an artist. We really loved how he decorated…

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Gracey the Grouville Gorilla

Our gorilla is inspired by endangered species , african culture, gorilla's diet, our world and universe! The inspiration…

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Gus

Gus has been designed by Julia Buczkowska, one of our Year 5 students. Our motto means that children are at the heart of everything…

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Harlequin Jambo

At BSK we have 45 crew members with learning disabilities and autism. It was very important that all of our were included…

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Hope

Jersey College for Girls have painted a troop of six gorillas each designed by a school house. Cavell’s design describes the contrast…

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Indigo

At St Martin’s School we felt very passionate about this project as Jersey Zoo is a place that all year groups love to visit to enrich…

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Jersey Forever!

This fabulous d’Auvergne Gorilla was designed by Holly Cranfield, who won the Key Stage 2 ‘Go Wild Gorillas’ design competition…

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Lizzie

Jersey College for Girls have painted a troop of six gorillas each designed by a school house. Garrett Anderson involved all house…

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Lombù

Our Gorilla has a surf therapy themed design that suits Jersey’s natural coastline. A bright and vibrant piece that is fitting to…

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Lost in the Forest

Our gorilla is inspired by a desire to protect the tropical rainforests of Africa. Following a whole school competition…

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Makari Jaa

Makari JAA has been created in collaboration between our Saturday group and Arts Exploration group. We welcome an ever growing number…

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Maono

Inspired by nature’s details made apparent by sight. Sight impaired artists determined the sculpture’s theme and colour…

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Maurice

Youthful Minds works very closely with RBC and are their charity of the year 2019. Maurice was created from an internal design…

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Monty

Our Gorilla is inspired by our school Core Values- Care, Believe, Succeed. Our gorilla design was created based on our…

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Neptune

Our gorilla is inspired by each of our favourite sea creatures. Our inspriation was growing up on an island; being…

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Nikkiki

This gorilla has been inspired by the differnt layers of life in a rainforest. Our project has been a collaboration between…

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Niravadhi

Our design is inspired by our vison for disabled islanders to live LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS. How do you see someone with a...

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Ocean

Jersey College for Girls have painted a troop of six gorillas each designed by a school house. Austin Bartlett have created an...

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Peter Abungu

Our Gorilla is inspired by the loss of the Gorilla's natural habitat due to deforrestation. It has been designed and…

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Rocky

Our gorilla is inspired by our school becoming to nature and understanding the impact we have. KS3 Le Rocquier students…

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Rudo

Rudo is a collaborative design by the Life Skills students at Highlands college. The inspiration came from an artist called…

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Shauku

Our gorilla is inspired by a passion shown by our pupils about gorilla habitat conservation. Our sculpture art was opened…

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The beauty we see

This fabulous d’Auvergne gorilla was designed by Sophia Woodhouse who won the Key Stage 1 ‘Go Wild Gorillas’ design competition…

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The Jungle Book

This sculpture has been inspired by music from The Jungle Book.

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Toto

Jersey College for Girls have painted a troop of six gorillas each designed by a school house. Nightingale have created an animal…

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Vallarie

Our award winning Arts and Crafts members have produced many amazing pieces of work under the guidance of Alli Carroll…

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Vaux

All children were invited to enter a house competition to design the theme for Vaux. The entries ranged from abstract…

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Wonderland

Jersey College for Girls have painted a troop of six gorillas each designed by a school house. This Gorilla has been created by Curie Fry.…

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