Summer holiday workshops planned for Eastbourne youngsters
The latest events of the Beachy Head Story have been revealed with workshops taking place throughout August.
The fun begins on Monday August 1 with Dinosaur Lady, the story of Mary Anning who discovered amazing fossils on the Jurassic Coast.
A history club will also be held every Tuesday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., throughout August.
Each session is suitable for children aged 6-12 and tickets for 90 minute sessions cost £2.50. Reservation is essential.
Wednesdays in August, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., family landscape photography workshops.
Professional photographer Maxine Monaghan will guide attendees through techniques for capturing stunning images using a phone, recording images that tell the story of an individual’s journey through the landscape, and editing photos.
No experience is required and all that is needed is a cell phone.
Family tickets, which include one adult and one child, cost £5.
A spokesperson for Eastbourne Borough Council (EBC) added: ‘On Sunday August 7 the workshop is ‘The Stockings Under Our Feet’ with a reading of The Street Beneath My Feet and a journey to the center of the earth and back .
“Children will think about what’s under our feet as we walk through the South Downs and ask why we find fossils on the beaches of Eastbourne.
“The event is suitable for children aged 6-10 and tickets are again £2.50 and booking is essential.”
‘Dinosaur Timeline’ is the theme of the workshop on Monday 8 August, when the different ages of dinosaurs will be explored to determine why Eastbourne is on the Cretaceous coast.
The workshop is aimed at children aged 6-12, tickets cost £2.50 and booking is essential.
A council spokesperson added: ‘On Wednesday August 10 and Tuesday August 16, children and young people can be inspired by the stories of Eastbourne and get a closer look at some of the incredible archeology found here in a drop-in workshop at The Beachy Head Story – then create a picture on the graffiti wall.
No reservation is required, residents can simply show up between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
A spokesperson for the council said: “On Monday August 15, the theme of the workshop is ‘what is an ammonite?’.
“There will be a chance to learn what ammonites were, find out what they looked like, follow an ammonite’s journey from a living sea creature to a chalk fossil, and craft an ammonite craft .
“The workshop is suitable for children aged 6-12 and tickets cost £2.50 with booking required.
“Beachy Head Fossils will be explored on Monday August 22, when youngsters learn about the types of fossils likely to be found on the beaches around Beachy Head and tell the difference between chalk and flint.
“The event is suitable for children aged 6-12 and again tickets are £2.50 and booking is essential.”
The last workshop, entitled “evolution and extinction”, will take place on Monday 29 August.
The spokesperson said: ‘Participants will be challenged in how to read the stones to tell the stories of evolution and extinctions and consider the end of dinosaurs and the evolution of mammals and birds. .
“It will also be possible to examine some local fossils and create stories inspired by evolution and extinction.
“The workshop is suitable for children aged 6-12. Tickets are £2.50 and booking is essential.”