Young People’s Sculpture Trail in Victoria Park

Date: February 2016

Location: Victoria Sculpture Park, Ashford

Funded By: Ashford Borough Council/Tesco

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Funding to create a new Young People’s Sculpture Trail in Victoria Park has been granted to Ashford Borough Council by Tesco as part of the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme.

In a bid to engage young people and families in the natural heritage of Victoria Park, officers from the council proposed creating an exciting new sculpture trail in the heart of the borough. The outdoor trail took people on a journey of discovery, telling stories of the park’s past, and encouraging learning and engagement in green spaces management. The sculptures were created by local young people with the help of artists and craftsman, through school workshops, youth groups and open drop in sessions. Youngsters learned woodland craft skills and created a sculpture trail across the park and Watercress Fields.