Pupils put heart and sole into record bid

Pupils at Newlands School with their shoe artwork
Pupils at Newlands School with their shoe artwork

Children at Pocklington’s Newlands School are taking part in a world record attempt to collect the most pairs of shoes.

Over several weeks, the children, parents and staff have been supporting the Hull Outreach Homeless organisation by collecting the footwear.

The project, which is called adayinmyshoes, was initiated to highlight the issues that affect the homeless in Hull.

The donated shoes will be used in a Guinness Book of World Records attempt at the KC Stadium on June 25 where they hope to beat the current world record. The shoes will be used by the homeless charity, other relevant charities or to support refugees in France.

Pupils were inspired by the vast range of styles, shapes and sizes of the shoes collected. They then use the footwear as the subject matter for an art project.

Working individually or as a team they then designed a larger than life shoe.

The children had a wonderful time developing and building their creations.

They used a wide range of colourful materials and their imaginations ran riot.

The finished artworks included High fashion stilettos, welly boots with wheels, sweet surprise sandals and giant fluffy slipper boots.

These unique creations are currently displayed at the school for everyone to enjoy.