Thursday, 7 December 2017
HOW DO YOU GET 450 WISHES INTO A BEACH HUT?
Ask The Outdoor Project to create a Christmas tree out of them and put them in hut 177 for the Beach Hut Advent Calendar.
The Outdoor Project run after school clubs and woodcraft school for children all over Brighton and Hove and involved all the children who come to their clubs in this project.
The children were all given discs of locally sourced hazel and asked to decorate them with a Christmas wish. These were all strung together on paracord in a cascading design which created the shape of a Christmas tree which completely filled the hut.
Wishes included 'I wish that all the wishes in the world come true' and drawings of families, smiley faces and their favourite pets.
The floor of the hut was covered in a carpet of dried oak leaves which gave the hut a very natural feel.
The Outdoor Project works with over 20 schools and 450 different children contributed to this installation.
The weather earlier in the day did not bode well for tonight but the skies cleared early in the afternoon and this evening was clear and cold with a great view of the flashing lights on the Rampion wind farm which seems to have started up this month just for us.
The next hut is in the middle of Hove seafront at number 305.