PUPILS have been going wild for Rhino Mania.

The Acorns Primary and Nursery School has been involved in the Chester Renaissance and Wild in Art Rhino Mania art project which runs from July 5-September 12.

The school has designed and painted three mini rhinos as part of the display which will be in and around Chester.

Key Stage One’s rhino was based on a traditional tale from West Africa called The Leopard’s Drum while Key Stage Two’s was inspired by a West African trickster tale Zomo the Rabbit by Gerald McDermott.

The children were involved in the design process and the final design evolved from a number of their designs and artwork created from stories.

In small groups the children drew and painted the design on to the rhino.

The third rhino was painted by a small group of parents who spent a couple of afternoons each week painting their design about the plight of the rhino as one of the world’s most endangered animalS.

School project organiser Sue Howie said: “We are all immensely proud of our rhinos and look forward to seeing them with all the other rhinos on the rhino trail in the summer.”

The project aims to cover a range of subjects from climate change to environmental issues and animal extinction.