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Ele-bot takes pride of place outside the Business School

Newcastle University Business School is proud to be sponsoring Ele-bot, as part of Elmer’s Great North parade

Last month we revealed that we had ‘joined the herd’ and were supporting St Oswald’s Hospice for the North East’s next art trail. Today we’re proud to reveal our very own Elmer sculpture – Ele-bot. Ele-bot is a futuristic robotic elephant who creatively represents the School’s aim to lead in research and innovation in the Future of Work.

Designed by artists and school children

Ele-bot is part of Elmer’s Great North Parade, a spectacular art trail featuring fifty individually designed Elmer the Patchwork Elephant sculptures designed by artists, and 115 small elephants, which have been individually designed by local school children. This has been delivered by St Oswald’s Hospice and supported by Wild in Art. St Oswald’s Hospice provides specialist care for North East adults, young people and children and provides support for family and loved ones. To find out more about Elmer’s Great North Parade, visit the website.

A reward for each discovery!

The Parade brings together businesses, schools, youth groups and the North East’s creative community to fundraise for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice and the Business School has joined the herd! This event offers the perfect opportunity to get together with family and friends to explore the region.

By downloading the app, visitors will be able to seek out and tick off each Elmer sculpture, receiving a reward each time one is discovered!

To see what Ele-bot gets up to, follow the Ele-bot twitter account, or find out more here.

Ele-bot outside of the Business School

published on: 21 August 2019