Children visiting Kent learn about coastal wildlife and how to protect it
By: Yoga Wellbeing
"I am delighted to have joined forces with The Horsebridge to work on this project. The huge media coverage generated by the Extinction Rebellion protests, plus the popularity of Surfers Against Sewage and the #2minutebeachclean shows that the time is right to engage public opinion and support for ecological projects and education."
Between the 22nd and 4th June, Watson staged an exhibition at The Horsebridge offering a sneak peak of some of the images being worked on for the guide, it also gave visitors the chance to add their own finishing touches to each piece art hanging on the wall – crayons and pens were dotted around the gallery space for little hands to grab.
"I have always been impressed with how The Horsebridge engages its younger visitors and I wanted The Whitstable Seaside Guide to follow that tradition."
The pocket- sized book is interactive, fun and informative. Children are helped by Daisy the Diver to find and learn more about the more common plants and creatures that live on Kent's beaches. Each species included in the guide features a line drawing to help with identification, each drawing can be coloured in when the plant or animal has been located using the included map.
The Whitstable Seaside Guide is printed using sustainable paper and ink and is exclusively available for £1.00 in The Horsebridge Arts Centre Shop. Budding conservationists and artists are encouraged to learn more about the local flora and fauna, art therapy and ultimately mindfulness through the book. All proceeds generated from the sale of the book will be re-invested by The Horsebridge into its programme of community arts projects. The project has been supported by The Cleary Foundation and Brett Aggregates.
Laura will also be running a series of art workshops for children at the Horsebridge Arts Centre during the summer school holidays. If you would like to find out more, please check the Yoga Wellbeing Whitstable website or the main reception at The Horsebridge Arts Centre Box Office.
Paul Brown (Co-founder)