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Stampede by the Sea: Learning Programme

In spring 2025, Bridport, West Bay, and Lyme Regis will be transformed into a giant art trail, which will involve the whole community.

The aim is to raise vital funds for Weldmar Hospicecare, as well as awareness of our services in the area.

A key part of Stampede by the Sea is engaging with children and young people through our Learning Programme, and we invite schools and other places of learning to sign up.

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Schools, youth organisations, and other places of learning have the opportunity to engage with the project by adopting their very own baby elephant!

It’s up to each participating venue to decide how they want to design their elephant. It could be that pupils or students can be encouraged to submit their own designs as part of a competition, or it could be a group activity with everyone getting involved. However you do it, your painted elephant will be part of the trail in spring 2025, and at the end of the trail your elephant will be returned to you to keep.

Not only does this trail promote the importance of health and wellbeing by getting children outdoors, conversations can be started about important topics linked to elephants. This can include physical and mental health, citizenship and conservation, are crucially – the elephant in the room – what happens when someone is unwell and how to share their emotions.

With the topic around grief and dying still a taboo subject, we will work with teachers, group leaders and schools to support these conversations and how people can safely share their feelings with their friends, parents and teachers. Art, in all of its disciplines, has proven its positive impact on society, the economy and people. This trail has the potential to give everybody in the community a voice – essential for a healthy, successful learning environment. The versatility and cross-curricular nature of this project, together with our tools and tips, gets all participants excited about their task to transform the sculpture into beautiful, meaningful artwork.

Prince of Wales School join the herd!

We are delighted that Prince of Wales School in Dorchester have joined the herd, and signed up to our Learning Programme!

We took our Baby Hero elephant, Ponty, to meet some of the Reception class and headteacher Gary Spracklen

Read more about this here

If you are interested in signing up to our Learning Programme, please either fill in our short form (via the button below), or email stampede@weld-hospice.org.uk. You can also call 01305 261800 and speak to Clare Ash, who is leading the Stampede by the Sea Learning Programme.

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