Our Elmer Blackpool Learning Programme is an incredible opportunity to engage pupils and young people through art and learning, and to celebrate diversity.

Our Learning Programme is open to all schools, nurseries and community groups on the Fylde coast – not just Blackpool! The Programme, based on original Elmer stories, celebrates different concepts relating to diversity and allows local children the opportunity to be inspired and get creative in fun, hands-on and inspirational arts activities.

Elmer promotes positive messages about inclusivity, courage and friendship and it is hoped our herd of mini Elmers will help to create a sense of unity among the young people in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

How can I be part of the Herd?

As part of the Learning Programme each school, nursery, college or community group will adopt an Elmer for £99 and pledge to raise a minimum of £850 for Brian House Children’s Hospice. They will receive a blank Mini Elmer sculpture to decorate and there will be a Learning Programme resource pack linked to the curriculum to help teachers stimulate young minds.

These mini Elmer sculptures will accompany our full-sized Elmers on display on the trail, allowing the children and young people, and their families, the chance to see them all and admire their great work. At the end of the trail, the Mini Elmers will be returned to their creators as a permanent legacy and celebration of their involvement.

The Mini Elmers will complement and add value to the main art trail, showcasing the creativity of schools and organisations in our community.

We are delighted to announce that we have found a home for all 30 of our Mini Elmers! We cannot guarantee that there will be any further availability to adopt a sculpture, however we encourage you to get in touch if your school, nursery, college or community group is interested. Please email lucy.worthington3@nhs.net as soon as possible. 

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