CHILDREN spent the day learning about the natural world around the Wash National Nature Reserve on Thursday when Natural England staged a puppet making day.
Youngsters aged five and up gathered items from around the reserve at Sutton Bridge including feathers, various types of seaweed and mermaids purses to decorate their puppets.
They used chalk, leaves and soil to create paints using a pestle and mortar, which they then used to paint the clay heads of their puppet creations.
Sonia Reveley, community outreach adviser for Natural England, who organised the ‘Wash Puppets’ day said the aim was to give children a better understanding of the environment around them, and to also highlight the uniqueness of the reserve in terms of its wildlife and plants.
She said everyone had a great time scouring the area around the East (Sir peter Scott) Lighthouse and were delighted with their final creations.