Worcester will be brought to life this summer thanks to ‘Worcester’s Big Parade’ – a sculpture trail of beautifully decorated elephants through the city’s streets and open spaces – and we’re delighted to be part of the parade.
The trail, which opens on 12th July 2021, is bringing the community together to create a stunning, free art trail which includes a mix of adult elephants and ele-babies, all individually designed by an artist or school and sponsored by a business. When the trail closes in September, the sculptures will be auctioned off to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.
Thanks to our Prep Schools, King’s St Alban’s and King’s Hawford, we will have two beautifully decorated ele-babies within the trail. Pupils at each school were asked to create a design to show the people of Worcester what school life is like at King’s, and the designs did not disappoint! After a busy few weeks painting the ele-babies, the children have named them Ele-King (King’s St Alban’s) and Jimbo (King’s Hawford – after the retirement of our former Headmaster Jim Turner).
Although we can’t wait to share our designs with you, they remain top secret until the parade opens next month.
Worcester’s Big Parade follows the successful Worcester Stands Tall parade in 2019, where businesses and schools, including King’s St Alban’s and King’s Hawford, came together to create a wild art trail of beautiful giraffes in the city. As keen fundraisers for the charity we are delighted to be participating once again and can’t wait for the parade to open.