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14th Aug, 2022

Back to the drawing board for Stratford care home residents

IT WAS back to the drawing board for residents in a Stratford care home.

The community at Care UK’s Ambleside, on Evesham Road, picked up their pencils to join The Big Draw Festival.

Launched in 2000 as part of the ‘Campaign for Drawing’, the month-long festival promotes drawing as a tool for learning, expression and invention, and has encouraged more than four million people to get arty since its inception.

The theme was ‘A Climate of Change’, which focused on the relationship between people and their environment, and offered an opportunity for older people to reminisce about their favourite nature spots, trips to the great outdoors, and how our focus looking after our planet has changed in recent years.

As part of the event, residents asked children in the community to create colourful hand-drawn feathers and decorate them however they wished. The feathers were then added to a swan sculpture made out of recycled materials to highlight the negative impacts of littering on the local wildlife.

Home manager Julia Joy said: “We had a great time taking part in The Big Draw again this year, and it was a wonderful opportunity to put our creativity to the test.

“We’d like to thank everyone who sent us feathers for our swan art piece, and we can’t wait to join forces again soon for some arty fun.”

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