Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sioux and Swale Arts in the Forum



I  have been busy in Sittingbourne with the Swale Arts Forum project over half term.
making plastic bag people for visitors to take away.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Last Litter Angels workshop in Swale this year


Well we have come to the end of our funded workshops for this year
we ended with Bredgar Primary School and my special guest Ben Bartlett from Claws and Jaws Please check him out - he is great and so are his friends
Bredgar made us very welcome and made fabby litter bugs .

Its going to be a difficult competition this year.
Will let you know whats happening with the judging which will be taking place over the next couple of weeks in the Swale Arts inthe Forum shop

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Interesting link

PlanLoCaL is a suite of resources including films, a resource pack and this website which aims to support communities and groups that are 'planning for low carbon living'.

http://www.planlocal.org.uk/

Plastic bag people arrive


Hi Plastic bag people are coming to visit The Swale Arts Forum Shop at Unit 28 The Forum Shopping Centre in Sittingbourne. They will be there on Tuesday 25th October all day.
Please come and join them. either make your own or buy one for a £1

Monday, 10 October 2011

4 workshops in one week!!!!



Monday we went to Minister Primary school - 60 young people all made Litter Bugs together - wow. Special guest was Paul Newman from McDonalds




Wednesday at Eastchurch where year 3's did amazing we shared the day with bag puppets and Anne Ryman from SBC their environment project officer



Friday Lily and myself had a great day at Murston Junior school- Last years winners. Special Thanks to Jamie Weir at Protect Kent who talked about their campaign to stop littering - the kids thought he was really cool!




Sunday was spent with Diversity House youth group -Thank you

Today I am resting but everyone has done so well

Saturday, 1 October 2011

BRFM Interview

click here for Link to youtube

Litter Angels Christmas Card Launch


PRESS RELEASE
Gordon Henderson officially launched his Litter Angels Christmas card competition this morning at the official opening of the Swale Arts Forum shop in The Forum, Sittingbourne.
Litter Angels, in partnership with the Polka Dot Art Centre, McDonalds and Keep Britain Tidy, is a campaign set up to create awareness in schools about the affects of litter on our local environment using art as an educational tool.
Mr Henderson is encouraging children to create a festive design incorporating Litter Angels. Entry forms can be collected and returned to the Swale Arts Forum shop or Mr Henderson’s constituency office in Milton Regis. They can also be downloaded from Mr Henderson’s website (www.gordonhendersonmp.org.uk <
http://www.gordonhendersonmp.org.uk> ).
One lucky winner, chosen by Mr Henderson, will have their design printed onto the front of Mr Henderson’s Christmas cards this year, which are sent out to a number of local constituents and businesses. A card will also be sent to the Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Mr Henderson said, “Litter Angels workshops have been taking place in schools across my constituency during September and so a number of children know of the campaign and are excited to get involved in the competition.
“It would be good to see lots of children in Sittingbourne and Sheppey taking part in the competition and I look forward to receiving their fun and festive designs.”


PHOTO (l-r): Colin Barnard, Gordon Henderson MP and Sioux Peto.

Litter Angels Workshop Number 4


Thursday 29th Septmeber What a lovely day Lily and I spent at Muston Infant School - Thank you to the headmistress Mrs Dot Bromley and her lovely staff for all their help and enthusiasm for the project but especially to the young people we worked with all 5 and 6 yrs olds they drew grreat posters and made some very very good Litter Bugs. Look forward to working with them again. They really know their stuff on NOT dropping litter so our day was made much easier!!!!!!