Lucinda Sandon-Allum, an ex- pupil of Talbot Heath, women in STEM pioneer and the school's speaker for Speech Day 2015, was invited back to school to give a talk to the Juniors about the other love of her life: elephants.
She has worked with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which cares for elephants including nursing orphaned calves, and came in to talk to the Juniors about how important it is to protect these gentle giants.
The girls loved listening to her speak about these gardeners of Eden and watching the videos and the school now hopes to raise enough money to adopt an elephant calf with the trust. Although the girls do appreciate it won't be possible to have a real one at the school ... they are adopting one from afar!
To support the vital work of elephant conservation, the girls are designing their own posters; the winners of the design a poster compeition will also win an adoption of their own.
Thanks go to Lucinda for giving up her time to talk about this important cause.