The mammoth excitement for Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail is really building, as proved by a colourful statement from pupils at Dundela Infants’ School!
Belfast’s biggest ever art trail of its kind will see a herd of uniquely decorated sculptures of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, inspired by the publisher of the best-selling books by David McKee.
These Elmers will make a colourful splash and will pop up around Belfast at key landmarks, streets, and open spaces this June to create a free, family-friendly art trail across Belfast for 10 weeks.
The latest to join Elmer’s Learning Herd is Dundela Infants’ School, whose elephant-astically creative pupils recently created colourful designs for their own Young Elmer sculpture.
Catherine Weatherup, Primary 1 teacher in Dundela Infants’ School, said: “As a nursery unit and infants’ school we really enjoy hearing stories of Elmer’s adventures! With his patchwork skin, Elmer is a little bit unique, a little bit different and has lots of fun with his friends!
“As soon as our teachers heard about Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail and how it would help the wonderful work of the Children’s Hospice, they knew how much the boys and girls in Dundela would love to be a part of it!
“We hope that as we plan lots of exciting things in school, we can find out a little bit more about what the Children’s Hospice does and raise some money to help the amazing boys and girls, their families and friends in the Hospice, to do lots of fun things too!”
Altogether Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail will guarantee an unforgettable jumbo event and will help raise vital funds for Northern Ireland Hospice, who are organising the event in partnership with Wild in Art and Andersen Press.
Your school can still get involved in the Big Belfast Trail too! To find out more about Elmer’s Big Belfast Trail and how your school can get involved please visit elmerbelfast.co.uk/schoolsandyouthgroups/
For more information about Northern Ireland Hospice please visit nihospice.org