Youngsters get creative

FELT-tip pens were at the ready at two St Ives schools when pupils were asked to design new screens for one of the town s park. Youngsters at Thorndown infant and junior schools have been asked to put their creative skills to the test to design screens f

FELT-tip pens were at the ready at two St Ives schools when pupils were asked to design new screens for one of the town's park.

Youngsters at Thorndown infant and junior schools have been asked to put their creative skills to the test to design screens for Hill Rise Park. The project is part of an ongoing initiative by Huntingdonshire District Council to install decorative metalwork screens to mark the entrances to public parks. Similar screens have already been installed at the entrances to the Riverside Parks in St Neots and Huntingdon. The screens are made locally at a traditional forge and include images that reflect the environment and history of the area.

John Craig, services manager at HDC, said: "We are looking forward to seeing the creative ideas the children come up with and are pleased to see the children so enthusiastic about getting involved. In years to come they will be able to see their ideas on display."

The children's ideas will be used as a starting point for the design process, with HDC making the final decision.