View William Farr School’s HeART at The Waterside Shopping Centre This Summer

St Barnabas Hospice have partnered up with The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society (LAS) on their biggest event of the year, the HeART Trail.

LAS are a charity passionate about promoting and supporting education, food, farming and the countryside within Lincolnshire’s local community. LAS has long been educating children and young people in and outside of the classroom and are now helping St Barnabas deliver this fun project.

St Barnabas Hospice is the leading charity in Lincolnshire providing palliative and end-of-life care to adults living with life-limiting or terminal illness.

Schools across Lincolnshire have been getting involved in the HeART Trail, letting their imaginations run wild, choosing how their own HeART will look, what materials to use, and how they might paint or decorate it. The 19 school sculptures involved are displayed indoors at the Waterside Centre in Lincoln from June 10th until September 21st.

William Farr School in Welton worked so incredibly hard on their HeART, and members of St Barnabas visited them before the HeARTs went live to take a peek.

One half of the heart is a trail in the style of a map that illustrates Lincolnshire’s highlights, including their school. The other side incorporates the Lincolnshire flag and celebrates the school’s core values.

“We have used our values and house colours in the map to connect our illustrations” the school explained. “In our design we reflect on the significance of Wisdom, Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Friendship and Compassion. You are invited to follow the trails around the map to arrive at a variety of destinations, emphasising their own personal journey of life. The school values echo the fantastic work that St Barnabas does for families across Lincolnshire.”

St Barnabas also launched the main HeART trail on June 10th, with 30 large HeARTS and points of interest situated mainly in Lincoln, but also going further afield out into the wider county. People can purchase a map stating exactly where they all are at the St Barnabas HeART Hubs which will be popping up throughout the time the trail is on and located at the Lincoln Cathedral Deans Green shop and the Visitor Information Centre on Castle Square.

The trail is an inclusive, feel-good art trail that celebrates all the very best of Lincolnshire, in support of local hospice care. The trail is perfect for the whole family to enjoy and make a day of.

If you would like further information on the HeART Trail, or you would like to help volunteering at any of the HeART Hubs, then visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk St Barnabas are also looking for people willing to host Open Gardens – contact  deborah.yarwood@stbarnabashospice.co.uk for more information.