About the lion Our school motto is “Per ardua ad astra” (through adversity to the stars) so we decided on stars to decorate our lion, which is in our school colours. We have had to be creative to ensure all students who wanted to decorate the lion have had the opportunity to do so. Due to the needs of some of our students we have had to adopt different painting styles – some children used a template to draw a star then paint it, some children painted the insides of the stars with support to do the edges and some students dabbed paint through stencils. We have all enjoyed painting the lion even though it has been hard to keep the paint in between the lions!
About the sponsor Founded in 1908 and owned by the LEO Foundation, LEO Pharma helps people achieve healthy skin. We are committed to pioneering medical dermatology by investing in partnerships and innovation aimed at discovering new care solutions. LEO Pharma is headquartered in Denmark. LEO Pharma UK/IE affiliate is based in Hurley, Berkshire.
About the artist Forest Bridge School is a Special Free School for children and young people with a primary diagnosis of autism. The aim of the school is to provide a suitable environment with a high level of therapeutic support and excellent teaching to allow pupils with autism to achieve their full potential. The students and staff are so delighted to be taking part in the Lions of Windsor Parade. It has brought the whole school community together in decorating the lion and allowed learners of all abilities to take part in this awesome project – Elizabeth Farnden Head Teacher
Where? LEO was displayed outside the Thames Hospice shop, 44 Peascod Street, Windsor SL4 1DE. Viewing 0930-1730. Sun 1100-1700.