Guernsey Press

Parade puffins out on island display from today

PUFFINS can now be spotted in areas all around the island, with the launch of the Guernsey Puffin Parade today.

Blueberry Muffin, the ceramic puffin painted by Le Rondin School and sponsored by Lloyds Bank International, will be displayed outside Forest School as part of the parade. Sitting, left to right, are Wilson Teles, 9, and Freya Le Sauvage, 5. Behind them are Ollie Cambell, 10, and Le Rondin art teacher Lucy Brimage. (Picture by Luke Le Prevost, 31968362)

The Puffin Parade app can now be downloaded to locate all 60 statues around Guernsey, just in time for the real puffins arrival in the islands.

Also coinciding is Autism Acceptance Day, which took place yesterday.

The pupils at Le Rondin School created Blueberry Muffin, their puffin sponsored by Lloyds Bank, which now resides at the crossing connecting the school with Forest Primary School.

‘It’s been a really great experience, and it’s nice that all children got to take part for a whole school effort,’ said Le Rondin art teacher Lucy Brimage.

‘Having it back on site means that all the children will get to view their work every day when they come into school.’

Wilson Teles, 9, cleaned the puffin then painted it white, and Ollie Campbell, 10, spray-painted it blue and then helped to draw the patterns on.

Wilson also painted spots on the puffin’s face.

All students from reception to Year 6 contributed to the design of the puffin.

‘The whole school was learning about the artist Romero Britto and about pattern in art, and we linked it with the song He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands as the theme,’ said Mrs Brimage.

‘When you look at the puffin you can see the different parts of the song, the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, mixed with the pattern of Romero Britto.’

Proceeds from the event will go towards Autism Guernsey, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the GSPCA, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

‘A massive thank you to all the sponsors, artists and volunteers who have helped this parade come to fruition. We hope everybody enjoys finding the 60 puffins,’ said Autism Guernsey.

n Free maps and app instructions for the parade are available from the Bus Terminus Office. They can also be downloaded at