Many of you will remember the Worcester Stands Tall event from 2018, which the school got involved in by decorating a baby giraffe to be part of the giraffe trail in Worcester, to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice. The trail was a huge success and raised a lot of much needed money for the hospice, as well as bringing a smile to the faces of those who were involved in decorating the giraffes, or visiting them on the trail.
Following on from this success, St Richard’s Hospice are this year planning a Big Parade of elephants. As a school we have signed up to sponsor, and decorate, one of the elephant calves that will take part in the parade this summer.
This week we got the call to go and collect our baby elephant. Mrs Breakwell took the minibus into to Worcester, to the Crowngate Shopping Centre, and visited the elephants and calves, all waiting in storage for their businesses, schools and voluntary groups to collect. I was a very exciting moment as our calf was handed over.
Along with our fibre glass calf, we were given a knitted ele-ted, as a mascot. He is rainbow coloured, a bit like Elmer, and he will be a much treasured addition to our school community!
Over the course of the rest of the school year the children will get involved in designs for the baby elephant and a design committee, led by Mrs Breakwell, will use the pupil designs to create a whole school one that will be brought to life on the calf.
Our first step however, will be to work together to think of a name for our elephant!