Ben was designed by some of the Year 6 students at Ben Jonson Primary School in Tower Hamlets through our school design competition. Their winning design was brought to life by experienced trail artist Jill Busby.

Design summary

The sculpture is called Ben, named after Ben Jonson Primary School. Each member of their year 6 class designed a mini dog. “We wrote the names of our dogs in braille and used neon colours to make sure our sculpture is accessible. We chose names like Angel and Buddy to show how guide dogs can help people.”

Sensory items

We asked our artists to come up with a scent and a touch item that relates to their design to give a multi-sensory perspective to their concept. Some of these items will be incorporated into our sighted guide and sensory tours. The sensory items from Ben Jonson Primary School are:

  • Touch item: A vegan leather dog collar.

  • Scent item: Freshly baked dog biscuits.

Guide dog owner Dave and guide dog Faldo sat with pupils from Ben Jonson Primary School with their design competition winners certificate

Ben Jonson Primary School and Jill Busby

If you are interested in giving Ben his 'furever' home you can bid in our auction!