Creative youngsters get into the ocean-faring spirit
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.