Elmer was invited to spend the afternoon at Tree Tops Primary Academy on Monday 16 September. Karen Newton-Anker, Community Partnerships Fundraiser for Heart of Kent Hospice popped along, with Elmer to read at the school assembly and to hear all about Tree Tops Primary Academy’s reading challenge. Part of their involvement in the learning herd for Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade.
The children were thrilled to see Elmer and are already thinking about the books that they want to read throughout the year. For each challenge card they complete, they’ll earn an Elmer related award.
Karen says, “It was fantastic to see so many enthusiastic children, all eager to start their challenges and meet the fantastic teaching team. I can’t wait to come back, see how all the students are getting along and I’m really interested to see their completed, designed and decorated baby Elmer.”
Denise White, Principal, Tree Tops Primary Academy says, “ We are really excited to be involved in Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade, raising funds for Heart of Kent Hospice and enabling us to raise the profile of reading in our school.”
As part of Elmer’s Big Heart of Kent Parade a curriculum–led learning programme will be offered to local schools throughout Maidstone and the surrounding areas. The learning herd will inspire local children to get creative and have fun with hands-on and inspirational arts activities. Schools will also be able to get creative and work together fundraising for the Hospice.
Details of how to get your school involved can be found at Learning Programme.