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Being creative is something everyone at Kisimul loves, including those in our care. So when we were asked to take part in this year’s Lincoln Imp Trail, we jumped at the chance to be a part of the project.

A series of brightly coloured imp sculptures make up the trail in and around the city, raising much-needed funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

Every student in Kisimul Upper and Lower Schools contributed elements and images to the final design. Our sculpture, one of 50 from educational establishments from across the county in addition to the main Imp Trail, will be on display for the public to enjoy over the summer at the Waterside Centre, in Lincoln, until this year’s initiative comes to an end on September 9.

Students have benefited from the project by being able to explore a range of different creative techniques, as well as thinking about Lincolnshire and what the county means to them. The students explored different materials and textures to create their own vision of the imp, and came together to decorate it, showcasing their own individual ideas. Our young people also took in the local Lincolnshire countryside, snapping photographs of flowers and fauna and capturing their imagination. Students also thought about people from the county who inspire them, something that is referenced on the imp’s ‘jacket’.

In addition to designing and decorating their sculptures, young people and staff have also immersed themselves in learning about the imp by using the trail’s education resource pack.

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