What happens when you see elephants in your custard, but everyone else is too busy to notice? 'Elephants in the Custard' is an interactive musical story for schools and families, aimed at children aged 5-7.

The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents a brand new film of storytelling, music and audience participation based on Elephants in the Custard, the charming children’s book by Samuel Langley-Swain and Jemma Banks, published by Owlet Press.

Using a play on the ‘elephant in the room’ metaphor, the story explores how it feels to have a worry, and the importance of making time to talk to each other. The film is presented by animateur Rachel Leach, interspersed with music performed by a brass quintet from the LPO, and includes a brand new song to sing along with and lots of other fun ways to join in.

Elephants in the Custard is available free of charge, and comes with written and video resources for Key Stage 1 teachers and ways to help you learn the audience participation song in advance (see below).

Elephants in the Custard Reviews from Hotham Primary School


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