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St Mary’s egg-cited to be involved in Grand Arcade’s dinosaur event

St Mary’s egg-cited to be involved in Grand Arcade’s dinosaur event

Dinosaurs will soon be invading the Grand Arcade for its popular ‘Jurassic Arcade’ event and St Mary’s art students are excited to be involved this year. Talented students are busy working on a design for a cracking giant dinosaur egg, which is named Mazzasaurus - St Mazza's is a bit of an affectionate nickname kids give the school, which will be on display at the event from 1-16 April.

St Mary’s School is one of six schools invited to design and create a giant hatching dinosaur egg. Once complete, the six eggs will be displayed at the event for visitors to view and vote for their favourite design. The winning school will then receive a prize for their efforts.

Jurassic Arcade will feature full-sized animatronic dinosaurs, each standing tall across various locations in the Grand Arcade. Shoppers could cross paths with a fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex or even an armoured Stegosaurus – there are plenty of dinosaurs to find.

Adventurous visitors can participate in a giant dinosaur egg hunt, using the free trail map. Children can also enter a competition to design a Cam-saurus, with the winner’s drawing then turned into a unique and personalised soft toy.

Many thanks to Bianco L. in Year 11, Ziren S., Charlotte C. and Elena B. all in Year 10, and Emily R. in Year 9 who all designed the egg, and to the following students who painted it - Ziren S., Elena B., Charlotte C., Gemma M., and Madeleine H. from Year 10 and Emme M., Beatrice H., and Mercedes K. 

It’s sure to be an egg-cellent event, so make sure you visit and don’t forget to vote for the St Mary’s egg.

Find out more about the competition.