Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

Great North Snowdog

Presented by creative producers Wild in Art, working in partnership with St Oswald's Children’s Hospice, Great North Snowdogs will bring together businesses, artists, schools and community groups to create a public art trail of beautiful Snowdog sculptures, based on the story The Snowman and The Snowdog, by Raymond Briggs.

For ten weeks during Autumn and Winter 2016, the North East’s streets, parks and open spaces will become home to a series of individually designed Snowdog sculptures, painted by both well-known and undiscovered artists.

This will result in a sculpture trail, sponsored by businesses and individuals, showcasing the rich cultural offer and wealth of artistic talent in the area. Local people can become ‘tourists in their own city’ with a trail map and dedicated app will lead them from popular tourist destinations to lesser known areas of the region.

Once the trail ends, the sculptures will be auctioned at a glittering event in December 2016, to raise funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. A separate trail of smaller Snowdogs, created by local school children and community groups will also be exhibited, celebrating the talent of the young people of the North East.

Please click here for further information about The Great North Snowdogs.

Ozzy - Thorney Close Primary School Snowdog

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Photos of our school snowdog. The Snowdog is in Sunderland Winter Gardens

Created: 23 Sep 16 13:51 | Last modified: 18 Nov 16 16:29

Snowdog Trail - 17th November 2016

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Our Head Boy and Girl and their Deputies went on a Snowdog trail around Sunderland. They had fun spotting the different Snowdogs around the city and were immensely proud of showing ours, which is in the Winter Gardens, to the other pupils and to Gentoo.

Created: 18 Nov 16 16:18 | Last modified: 18 Nov 16 16:27


The Snowdog in Thorney Close Primary School

Friday 17th June 2016 - A very busy day!

Looking at the prizes 

Listening to a story in the library with Year 2 children


Hula Hooping


Thursday 16th June 2016

Joining in with Reception children in their PE lesson




Friday 10th June 2016

Celebrating Her Majesty the Queen's birthday


Tuesday 7th June 2016

The start of the Snowdog's journey

 Visiting Year 5

Visitng Year 1

 St Oswald's Hospice

 Please click here for further infomation about St Oswald's Hospice.

  'Snapshot' - St Oswald's Summer 2016 Newsletter