Generation Project

Girl presenting their peg person creationSome peg people including one dressed as a doctora selection of peg people


20 July to 1 October

School children of North Lincolnshire have collaborated to create a display of peg people which reflect their hopes for their future selves.

Children in local primary schools were invited to participate in the project, creating a peg person representing themselves in the future. When designing their peg people, pupils were asked to think about activities that make them happy and what they would like to be in the future. Responses have been colourful and well thought out, demonstrating the wealth of creativity, ambition and imagination we have in North Lincolnshire primary schools.

The project has brought together around 5000 individual peg people as part of several mini, colourful displays at the following venues: 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Normanby Hall, The Rural Life Museum and the North Lincolnshire Museum. Displays will be available to visit from 20 July until the end of August 2022.

To celebrate all their hard work, pupils will be given an opportunity to enter the Cultural Prize Draw. Pupils will collect their entry form from their school when they visit one of the four venues. Once they have visited the Generation Project display, they can ask the venue staff to stamp their entry form. Once they have collected all four stamps, they can then hand this in to the venue. They will then be entered into the prize draw. Terms and conditions apply – see entry form.

Some examples of types of activities/professions chosen by the children:

Animal rescue, mechanic, historian, dancer, artist, zoo keeper, cricketer, actor, nurse, army, architect, teacher, steam train driver, gymnast, footballer, lifeguard, plasterer, police, shop keeper, builder, dentist, referee, vet, motor bike rider, ballerina, horse rider.

The Generation Project has been co-ordinated by Lucy Jollands, North Lincolnshire Primary Arts Pioneer, to inspire children’s creativity and promote art within the local area. Supported by the Culture and Creative Partnerships Team from North Lincolnshire Council, the project has grown far beyond expectations and has created meaningful connections between schools and their local art centre and museums.