Children's creative writing workshop with the Wirdsmit Young Writers Group
Saturday, 20 May 2017 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)
Join us in this lovely hide nestled in the hillside to learn of the wildlife around it, and more of how Bessie Skea (an Orcadian writer) loved to explore and captured her love of nature in her writings.
Add to that Anne Bignall's beautiful mural featuring the nature and seasonal changes of this hidden gem, and you are sure to find much inspiration.
All will be guided at their own pace in a gentle journey that celebrates each individual’s creative responses. If you came to the workshop in 2016 please feel welcome to come again - it'll be different and an opportunity to build on last year.
Suitable for ages 10-14. Children may be left unaccompanied during the workshop once registered (for those not already part of the Wirdsmit group). Accompanying adults are welcome to stay and enjoy the nature reserve and hide too.
For directions to Cottascarth visit rspb.org.uk/cottascarth. The hide is about 600 m from the car park, which includes one accessible parking space. Two thirds of the track is gravel with the final section grass, which is less even and can be muddy following wet weather. The interior of the hide is wheelchair accessible.
Image: Anne Bignall's mural at the Cottascarth hide