The River Tees is recreated indoors in the name of fun and learning (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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The River Tees is recreated indoors at Stockton library in the name of fun and learning
THE River Tees was recreated indoors in the name of fun and education today, (Tuesday, August 27).
Real turf, a paddling rock pool, trees and plants were laid in the centre of Stockton Central Library to help promote the joys of the great outdoors.
Titled Bringing the Outside there was arts and crafts activities, a children’s writing workshop and the chance to make bird boxes with the RSPB.
Children also had the chance to see aquariums of live fish and eels up close, go dipping for wildlife at the indoor pond and explore the working river model.
Story-teller Andy Hawkins told his Creaky Knee tales of the River Tees and its rich heritage.
Lynne Harrison, assistant librarian, said: “There’s a good number of people here, which considering it’s such a nice day, we’re really pleased with. It’s great for the children, but really it’s open to everybody.”
Anne-Louise Orange, development manager for River Tees Rediscovered which organised the free event, said: “We want to reconnect people with the diverse and fascinating story of the river. This is a great opportunity for anyone to find out more about the Tees and to explore this wonderful natural resource on our doorstep.”
The event was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Northumbrian Water.
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