Mr Whitehead, Headteacher at Stobhillgate commented:
“It’s bringing the school together. We’re currently working towards UNICEF – rights of a child, and each class has two ambassadors to move this forward. Elmer complements this perfectly. Being part of a herd but being individual shows you can be who you are and still be loved for it.
“The children are very excited, each class is going to hold their own event and have their own individual projects around Elmer’s Great North Parade. We’re going to be having toy stalls, coffee mornings for parents and other fundraising activities to help raise some money for the Hospice. It’s a brilliant fit with us as its making the children aware it’s not just about them, it’s the social responsibility we have, we like to develop the whole child in subject and in real life situations.
“It’ll be interesting to see what other designs schools come up with, it’s quite exciting. So many people talked about the Snowdogs, so being a part of it this time is just brilliant.”