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Flintshire artist Tim Pugh holds an outdoor art workshop for children at Welsh College of Horticulture, Northop

CHILDREN from across Flintshire got out and about with a Wild Art Day this half-term.

The bilingual event, organised by Welsh language initiative Menter Iaith, saw children gather at Deeside College’s Northop campus – formerly the Welsh College of Horticulture – where they worked with environmental artist Tim Pugh to create pictures using natural materials they found in the woods.

Sculptures and art pieces were made from leaves, twigs, seeds and stones, and proved very popular with the children.

Rebecca Davies, language and heritage officer for Menter Iaith Sir y Fflint, said: “I noticed the county council provided a number of great open-air activities for children and their families, but there was very little provision for the county’s Welsh speakers.

“We organised a number of events as part of our language and heritage project with the aid of the Rural Development Plan for Wales which is funded by the Welsh Assembly and the European Union.

“We hope these activities gave the children the opportunity to enjoy themselves, socialise and learn more about the natural world through the medium of Welsh.”

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