Cre­ative young­sters get into the ocean-far­ing spirit

Sunderland Echo - - The Tall Ships Races 2018 Are Here -

Pupils from schools across Sun­der­land got to ex­plore their artis­tic side this week to cel­e­brate the ar­rival of more than 50 ships on the River Wear.

That in­cluded 150 chil­dren from Years 4, 5 and 6 from Redby Pri­mary School, who were among the 1,200 chil­dren to en­joy free arts and crafts ac­tiv­i­ties as part of the Tall Ships cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer.

The pupils worked with artists to make their own Tall Ships-themed art­works as part of achiev­ing their ‘Dis­cover Arts Award’, in­clud­ing wind-pow­ered toy boats, which they then had a chance to race.

They also got to en­joy mu­sic and dance stage per­for­mances as well as take in the ships up close.

Chloe Bel­mont, 11, from Ful­well, said: “It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing to be here for the Tall Ships Races. They don’t hap­pen very of­ten and they might not come back.”

To­gether for Chil­dren, which de­liv­ers chil­dren’s ser­vices on be­half of Sun­der­land City Coun­cil, sup­ported schools to visit the event free of charge.

Youn­ng­sters work on their Tall Ships-themed art­work.

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