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Stratford youngsters cast a spell to end climate change

Stratford Editorial 31st May, 2023   0

YOUNGSTERS from Stratford have been casting a spell to end climate change.

Pupils from Shottery St Andrews and Holy Trinity schools recently came together for a morning of fun activities exploring their experience of the natural world and their own ‘cure for climate change’.

A climate change spell, dreamt up by the young people as part of the We Shadows project, was brought to life by participants who played starring roles in a short film.

The film will be used to engage young people with future climate change activities.

The youngsters considered their own role in the world and what changes they could make to collectively make a difference to climate change and used these ideas to write their own ‘spells’.

Finally, they sowed a new meadow behind the We Shadows installation on Stratford Recreation Ground which will be enjoyed by local pollinators and families alike well into the summer of 2023.

The wildflower meadow will be the third to be planted on the recreation ground covering each corner of the open green space.

Activities were designed by storyteller Kate Coleman from Warwickshire Library Services and Sarah Annis from the artistic collective, Ruby Road.

Stratford District Council’s environment spokeswoman Coun Lorraine Grocott said:  “We are delighted to be adding another bee-friendly space onto Stratford Recreation Ground. Stratford District Council is keen to ensure the green spaces of Stratford remain attractive to both people and wildlife, so the combination of the art installation surrounded by a wildflower meadow is providing a unique addition for visitors to enjoy.”

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