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Schools, youth organisations, and other places of learning have the opportunity to engage with the project by adopting their very own baby elephant!

It’s up to each participating venue to decide how they want to design their elephant. It could be that pupils or students can be encouraged to submit their own designs as part of a competition, or it could be a group activity with everyone getting involved. However you do it, your painted elephant will be part of the trail in spring 2025, and at the end of the trail your elephant will be returned to you to keep.

Not only does this trail promote the importance of health and wellbeing by getting children outdoors, conversations can be started about important topics linked to elephants. This can include physical and mental health, citizenship and conservation, are crucially – the elephant in the room – what happens when someone is unwell and how to share their emotions.

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With the topic around grief and dying still a taboo subject, we will work with teachers, group leaders and schools to support these conversations and how people can safely share their feelings with their friends, parents and teachers. Art, in all of its disciplines, has proven its positive impact on society, the economy and people. This trail has the potential to give everybody in the community a voice – essential for a healthy, successful learning environment. The versatility and cross-curricular nature of this project, together with our tools and tips, gets all participants excited about their task to transform the sculpture into beautiful, meaningful artwork.

Please apply to take part – the button will take you to the Weldmar Hospicecare website where you can complete the application form.

Alternatively, if you would like further details, please call Clare Ash on 01305 261800, or email stampede@weld-hospice.org.uk if you have any questions.

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