Elephant Parade Schools Launch

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100 Endangered Elephants To Be Released in UK Schools

At lunchtime tomorrow, conservationist Mark Shand and elephant-lover Rula Lenska will invite 100 UK schools to adopt a baby elephant in their classroom in 2010. The elephants are full size fiberglass sculptures, which will be painted by the children and later displayed as part of London’s biggest public art event on record: Elephant Parade.

Charlie Langhorne, a director of Wild in Art, said: "Each participating school will be supplied with a 75cm blank 3-D elephant canvas.  In our experience, the elephant will take on a magical quality and by involving each child in the design, the whole school will engage with the project."

Wild in Art is limiting the number of schools’ projects to 100 and schools wishing to be involved should email charlie@wildinart.co.uk

Download the press release.