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Shiney Row Primary School Great North Snow Dog



On  the 17th June 2016 representatives from Gentoo and St Oswald's Hospice conducted a special assembly to unveil the Great North Mini Snow Dog their company has sponsored for school.

A group of children will decorate the plain white Snow Dog which will then go on display with several others at businesses and venues throughout the North East of England before being paraded with many others in a special parade to take place in December.

This is all being done to raise funds and awareness for St Oswald's Hospice. Check our website for further news in the upcoming weeks. Our kind thanks go out to Gentoo for their sponsorship.




The Snow Dog was an amazing project to be part of. We worked a s group of seven children led by Mrs Hills. Included in the group were Jake Starke, Isabelle Peel, Mark Rhodes, Alesha Sykes, Imogen Jo Wilson, Robbie Turner and Logan Wood. First we gathered around the table and shared our ideas. We showed our ideas on a template and were pleasantly surprised to see that they all followed a Christmas theme. So we collectively decided to create a Christmas patchwork effect on the Snow Dog.

To make our patchwork effect we first cut up Christmas paper into small squares. We then used decopatch glue to stick the paper on the body in a patch work effect. The glue was difficult to work with so it took a lot of patience. We covered the paper with the same glue to create a seal and a glossy finish.


To make the nose stand out we covered it in red shiny paper, it looked like a heart, which we were very pleased with. To make the mittens stand out we covered it in gold shiny paper and made the edge with muti-coloured pom-poms. We created stripes on the tail and finished it with red pom-poms and made the eyes shiny blue. To make the collar we plaited extra large pipe-cleaners together and added a dog tag. On the dog tag Mr Selby merged two pictures of our school, one of the old school and one of the new building. Finally to give the Snow Dog his final touch we added sock to his ears.

We called the Snow Dog Jamriil, this was all of the first letters of the children involved mixed up to create a name. This was a really fun project to be part of and we are very proud of our final Snow Dog. We now look forward to seeing him in his next destination.


We are pleased to announce that Jamriil is happily on display at the Sunderland Empire Cinema where he will stay until the Snow Dog Farewell Event at Newcastle Civic Centre from the 2nd - 4th December 2016, at the end of which he will be put up for auction for a forever home along with all of his Snowdog friends. All minies raised will go to St Oswald's Childrens Services, a very worthy cause indeed. Please keep an eye out for him if you are there to catch a movie.

For more information and to see all of the other North East Snowdogs please click here.