Family Heritage Days 2018

Through the project we aim to educate and engage local people in order to change their attitudes towards their heritage and their local area. We deliver fun, educational Family Heritage and Conservation Days to bring together this work, providing those involved with an opportunity to share and celebrate their local history. We hope that participants will benefit from increased knowledge of the history of their local area and learn new wildflower identification and conservation skills through the such events.

Each event will comprise of a trail challenge, a craft and a conservation themed activity.

Family Heritage Days Dates (x8)

Saturday 28th July 2018 – Maritime Theme

Craft:- Paper boats from recycled magazines and printouts. Differing sizes and complexities, children will be encouraged to decorate the boats using inspiration from the natural surroundings and historic maritime photos hanging from nearby trees branches.

Saturday 25th August 2018 – Survival Theme

Craft:- Making small scale bivvies from foraged twigs and materials from the surrounding area.

Saturday 1st September 2018 – Pollinator Theme

Craft:- Bee and butterfly art/craft. Using materials from surrounding area to make a picture of one of the pollinators i.e leaves to make wings of butterflies.

Saturday 8th September 2018 – Literary/Art Theme

Craft:- Pencil drawings of different facets of the Gill and writing prose with key words (on card) using the heritage theme/wildlife//River Wear

Saturday 15th September 2018 – Wildflower Theme

Craft:- Using the outline of the keelboat wildflower meadow that had been prepared, make large paper flowers to decorate ( from recycled paper and magazines)

Saturday 13th October 2018 – Wildflower Theme

Craft:- Wire installation. Making flowers from discarded wire that had been sourced at the site. These to be decorated with fauna from the area. Foraging to be supervised.

Saturday 20th October 2018 – Material Theme

Craft:- Charcoal drawings of the landscape using natural charcoal (willow & campfire) and recycled cardboard.

Saturday 10th November 2018 – Celebration Day

Craft:- A selection of the previous craft activities around an open fire with hot chocolate and campfire goodies!