On Wednesday 22 May Elmer visited Brookfield Infant School, Larkfield. Elmer was guest of honour for the day and the whole school were treated to story-telling time in their morning assembly.
The children had been busy preparing for Elmer’s visit and had each decorated their own Elmer headband, which they proudly wore for the assembly; along with making an eye catching wall montage from colourfully decorated Elmer’s. Behind the scenes the teachers and helpers had been busy baking Elmer biscuits. Throughout the day the children were able to have class visits to spend more time with Elmer.
The day finished with a cake sale which raised £200 for Heart of Kent Hospice.
Elizabeth Guyton, Head of School said “Brookfield Infants had an amazing time when Elmer came to visit! The school had an Elmer Week to raise funds for Heart of Kent Hospice with Elmer stories, art & crafts, homemade elephant biscuits and Elmer cup cakes!
The highlight of the week was our Hospice Assembly with the VIP guest, Elmer! The children were enchanted and we look forward to having our very own Hospice Elmer next year!
A massive THANK YOU to the staff at Heart of Kent Hospice.”
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. Launching on Tuesday 18 June this is based on the original Elmer stories, celebrating different concepts relating to diversity and will allow local children the opportunity to be inspired and get creative in fun, hands-on and inspirational arts activities. Full details of how to get your school involved can be found at Learning programme.