We held a number of arts-based activities across the Borough for families and children to enjoy during the Easter school holidays. Each of the events were based within local community facilities so that they were easy for local residents to access and take part.
Lots of families joined in the many different activities, from slime making, paper art and making a community mural at Rainbow Park in Winnersh to food-based art including Pasta Masta-Pieces and Eggs-Ibition at St Mary and St John Church in Finchampstead.
On Norreys Avenue we saw fifteen teenagers join council officers to take pictures of the community they live in, highlighting what they are proud of in their community and what they would like to change. They also made posters with the pictures they had taken.
The Norreys Avenue community also took part in the Reptile Café with over 250 residents attending the event to hold a snake or lizard whilst also being able to complete arts activities and take part in the egg hunt.
A local resident who attended the reptile café said: “It was brilliant seeing it so busy, Best afternoon out we’ve had in a long time.”
Mark Redfearn, lead for localities services at Wokingham Borough Council, said: “It’s great so many people took some time during the Easter holidays to enjoy doing something fun and creative within their local communities. We will definitely build on the success of this year’s events when we plan our future community activities, including the clear popularity of slime and reptiles with young people.”
Further details on the events can be found on our Your Community Facebook page.