Stick Man Activity Trail in Cloughmills

01-Feb-2018

 

We have a new activity especially for families and children at Cloughmills Community Garden. The Stick Man Trail will encourage children to get outdoors and explore the natural world.

The self-guided trail, which offers an interactive learning experience for three to seven year olds, has been designed to help children go on their own adventure with the character, find out more about the natural world and learn how things grow. Brightly coloured boards featuring Stick Man and other characters from the picture book will be used alongside an activity sheet, to enable children to explore the beautiful community garden site and bio park in Cloughmills.

Chair of Cloughmills’ Community Action Team, Patrick Frew, said: “Learning about nature and the environment and creating community resources are very important parts of what we do here, so we’re thrilled that we can host a trail at our site. Stick Man is extremely popular with young children, so we’re expecting a great deal of interest from regular visitors and hopefully some new visitors, who’ll appreciate and support the work we do here.”

The trails have been created by the Growing Together initiative, a Big Lottery funded project which aims to help local community groups to raise their profile and increase their long-term sustainability. There are estimated to be over 2,500 community growing groups in the UK, most of which rely on voluntary support and need more help to thrive.

Self guided activity sheets will be available at the Community Garden for families and children to use as they explore the Stick Man Trail. Activity Sheets are also available from Cloughmills Pharmacy and Moore's Costcutter in the centre of the village.

Our thanks go to Growing Together, the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens and Magic Light Pictures for their help and support in making the Stick Man Trail available in Cloughmills.