This is Isaac the Elephant and he is our mascot.
“Hi, nice to meet you. I am Isaac the Elephant and I have a good
memory. I was named after Isaac Newton, the famous scientist.
He studied at Kings’ School in Grantham, many years ago. At
Cambridge university he came up with three ideas about how things
move and workedout how to do useful sums with them. Scientists
still use them today, but don’t worry if that sort of thing is too hard to
understand, after all no one likes a clever clogs.”
Some say that Isaac Newton, the scientist and mathematician
had Asperger’s Syndrome. He was definitely not very sociable.
It is said that he was sitting under a tree when an apple fell on his
head, which got him thinking about the nature of gravity.
Elephants are well known for their good memories, a bit like people
on the autistic spectrum. They say that elephants are particularly
intelligent too, you might say a bit like Isaac Newton.
For more on Isaac Newton, see Famous people.