Worthing youngsters flying flag for royal jubilee

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SCHOOLCHILDREN from Worthing have been getting their hands messy with some patriotic creativity.

Lyndhurst First School is one of six schools in Worthing who have signed up to take part in a community art project to make decorative bunting for the diamond jubilee party on Worthing promenade in June.

The project has been organised by Worthing-based community arts company Creating Waves, in a bid to create enough bunting to stretch from Splash Point to Heene Road.

Co-owner of Creating Waves, Nadia Chalk, said: “We want this to be a real community effort and to encourage as many people to join in with the jubilee celebrations as possible. The children at Lyndhurst absolutely loved it.”

The children decorated a selection of triangle and rectangle-shaped bunting flags with their own jubilee-themed designs using predominantly red, white and blue paint.

Nadia said she was pleased with how much thought the children had put into their designs.

“It was clear the children had gone home and asked their parents what the jubilee was about,” she said. “As a result they came up with some really original designs.”

The project has already created 200 metres of bunting, but there are still another 1,000 metres to go before the required stretch of artwork will be complete.

Nadia said: “It seems like a lot, but I’m confident we’ll get there. We’ve had a brilliant response so far and the bunting is looking fantastic.”

For more information, visit www.creativewaves.co.uk.