We finished off our nature-inspired project to get children and their families involved in the world around them by sending some creativity kits to Duffryn Community Link in Newport to be given out in the local area. Gwent Wildlife Trust provided identification sheets to help children understand more of what they see in their gardens and parks, while we included packs of coloured pencils, sketchbooks, stickers etc. to encourage creative responses to the flora and fauna they were experiencing. As the weather is improving and the days are getting longer it is a perfect time to get outside and see the buds on the trees and the flowers starting to appear in the ground. The birds are also very active and children can spot many varieties without leaving their own street. As well as drawing what they see and making notes in the sketchbooks, the packs included instructions for making fun items out of simple materials – such as an insect hotel, or a twig star.
This project was funded by the Co-Op Community Fund and was developed in partnership with Gwent Wildlife Trust.