Whitstable Endowed Junior School

Whitstable Endowed Junior School

When a school wanted to make a real show of their Christmas ‘Oliver’ theme, they decided a foam mannequin was the perfect centrepiece for their decorations. As one of the UK’s leading flexible mannequin manufacturers, we were the natural choice for the project. Here’s how it went:

Our client

Whitstable Endowed Junior School is a Church of England school based in Whitstable, Kent. With six classes, the school admits 48 new pupils every year from its infant feeder schools. They are an old school with a young heart, with a focus on creating a special family within the school so that the pupils can learn together and have fun.

Our customer's goal

The school had planned to decorate their building with scenes from the famous story of ‘Oliver’ for Christmas. Their Christmas play was going to be ‘Oliver’, and various scenes, paintings and displays were planned for throughout the school. For the main entrance, they wanted children and visitors to be greeted by Oliver himself, and the famous Mr. Bumble. The decided a soft flexible mannequin would be better than a fibreglass one, as they would have more options for the pose, and more control over how the finished display looked. They wanted a flexible mannequin manufacturer who would listen to what they wanted without charging the earth, and found all that and more in Valentino’s Displays.

Our approach

We have lots of flexible mannequins for sale in our shop, but wanted to make these from scratch to ensure they were perfect for the school’s needs. They had specified grey marl for the Mr. Bumble model, an adult male bendy mannequin, and we supplied Oliver himself in white, a child size bendable mannequin.
All of our flexible mannequins for sale come with the option of a chrome stand, which allows them to stand safely and securely without tipping over. We supplied both of these with adjustable stands for the school’s convenience. Once we had made these foam mannequins, we shipped them straight to the school, ready for them to be transformed into the characters by the children.

The end results

The school thought our foam mannequin models were perfect for their needs. The children got to work right away decorating each bendy mannequin to turn them into Mr. Bumble and Oliver, and you can see their amazing results below. Because our foam mannequins are completely adjustable, the children and teachers were able to pose them perfectly for each of the characters. Our customer commented that:

"Thank you, again, Antonio. I have looked at your website and what you have put looks great! The cheque will be coming out to you today first class and we would be happy to recommend your company to any other schools that might want to use mannequins for display purposes". 

For those looking to buy a flexible mannequin UK businesses can’t do better than to choose Valentino’s Displays. Our soft flexible mannequin models can be made to your specification, with your choice features and specifications. Choose headless, abstract or full featured to suit your products, and select the colour of your foam mannequin body to show them off in their best light. Or you can take a leaf out of Whitstable Endowed School’s books and decorate your foam mannequin in your very own style for a unique, eye catching finish! We ship your poseable mannequin UK wide, so wherever you are, we’ll get it to you. Talk to us today and find out why bendable is better.