Dippy the Isle Of Wight’s celebrity Penguin aims to promote Island Tourism with a creative theme that captures the imagination of everyone who loves Penguins. His adventures see him travel through time and space to different locations on the Isle of Wight.
The creative project involves models of Dippy and photos of the real Dippy superimposed into a variety of Isle of Wight locations. The pictures are then accompanied by short narrative about his adventures and posted on his website dippytheisleofwightpenguin.com and facebook page www.facebook.com/Dippyseaview
Dippy’s Adventures will then be developed into a series of children’s books which are planned to be published towards the end of the year.
Lorraine Adams, Director at Seaview Wildlife explains, “Dippy’s adventures will be educational and fun. Dippy aims to promote outside activities, Island heritage and the environment. Dippy’s mission is to show children how exciting and diverse the Island can be" . . Cross marketing with organisations on the Island has already begun including the much appreciated help and support of Yarmouth Harbour Company where a model Dippy has already been installed for the summer months at the entrance to their fantastic Harbour.
The creative theme to Dippy’s Adventures on the Isle Of Wight is based upon the idea that the new scale model Needles lighthouse installation at Seaview Wildlife Encounter will contain a magic door that is just big enough for a penguin to squeeze through.......
Mary Cracknell, Marketing Manager at the Needles Park commented “We are very excited about the new developments at Dippy’s Penguin Pool and look forward to Dippy’s magic door transporting him across the Island to the real Needles, where we will see him start off on his adventures around the Isle of Wight to a variety of destinations”
We look forward to developing this exciting project with more local businesses and organisations over the summer months”