What is BowWow Haus London?
BowWow Haus London will be the first-ever public exhibit and auction of artistic dog kennels in Britain. Over 70 unique creations will be designed and created by a host of architects, artists and celebrities, some of which will be very well known! The kennels will be publicly displayed in London, before being auctioned off at an exciting charity fundraising event in May.
The BowWow Haus London Schools Competition, design your own little BowWow Haus
We would like to invite your students to become the latest recruits of the BowWow Haus London project and design their very own fantastical dog playhouse. Their imaginations should run wild when choosing a creative theme to base their playhouse on and they should aim to design something that any dog would be happy to sleep, eat and play in when they spend time outside.
The winning playhouse will be built by a professional woodworker and displayed alongside the professional creations in April/May 2018 somewhere special in London for the public to see. The design will then be rehomed to one of Blue Cross’s centres for dogs of all shapes and sizes to find confidence and experience play time in before they find their forever homes.
The closing date for signing your school up is 5pm on Monday 8 January 2018. Schools can enter from anywhere in England.
The competition is a chance to introduce pupils to how dogs would like to be looked after and give them a chance to think about things from a dog’s point of view.
We have devised lesson plans for the below groups which all fit in with the current curriculum, and will help turn this into a valuable learning experience.
- Year 1 (5-6) and Year 2 (6-7) - Key stage 1 lesson plan - GROUP 1
- Year 3 (7-8), Year 4 (8-9), Year 5 (9-10) and Year 6 (10-11) - Key stage 2 lesson plan - GROUP 2
The lesson plans are for you to use as a guide and inspiration. Please note these plans do not have to be followed, but are provided as food for thought.