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Were proud to announce that we will be part of The Great North Elmer Parade which will be taking place later this year, with Elmer sculptures popping up all over the North East. We need to say a massive thank you to the Glebe Residents Association for helping us fund our sculpture.

The parade is taking place to raise money for St Oswald’s Hospice who, along with a multitude of other amazing work, do vital work with families of little ones who have incurable conditions. We cant do justice to how important and fantastic their work is, so to get a feel for what they do click here.

The Elmer Raffle

As you know our lovely Elmer Grylls is currently part of the Great North Parade – pssst he’s currently hiding in Gateshead Library… But how do you fancy your very own Elmer!

A main part of the parade is raising money for St Oswald’s Hospice to help with the wonderful work they do with families and children. So as part of that we have some raffle tickets available to purchase for £1 at the school office…

Prizes Include:

1. A full size ‘classic’ Elmer sculpture

2. Exclusive Elmer Hamper to the value of £100

3. Exclusive Elmer Hamper to the value of £50

Terms & Conditions are availiable to read here 

Draw Date: Tuesday 12th November 2019

Be sure to get yours from the school office ASAP. Thanks for your support 


Letting the Children Loose!

The children have finally been able to get their tree designs onto Elmer’s feet. Not long to go before he’s collected again to go and be part of the Great North Elmer Parade.

We’ve Started

We’ve started our design first we drew our words onto Elmer, then we had fun with paint and now there’s only a few details left before the Forest School inspired tree trunk is complete.

We’ve taken patterns that featured in Rio (our snow dog) mixed in some of the key aims and themes of our forest school, added a couple of flowers (and a cheeky looking bee) which leads us here.

Children’s tree designs will follow around his body and legs and there might be a couple of special guest artists coming to work on his ears.

We hope you like him so far.

He’s Here!!!!

After what seems like an age and loads of build up, our very own little Elmer is here… We’re so excited and cant wait to get our children’s and staff’s ideas onto our lovely little Elephant.