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photo of artwork made at the Creative Community Day

5 Dec 2018

University’s Creative Community Day inspires and entertains budding artists of all ages

Loughborough’s Creative Community Day was attended and loved by people of all ages from the local community. Organised by the Schools and College Liaison (SCL) Team, the event had over 350 people in attendance, making it one of the busiest years yet. 

Millie Walters, one of the children who came along to the event, commented: “Loughborough University’s Creative Community Day was amazing! First, I had a go at making a stress ball, it was very messy but also really fun. Next, I did book folding - it took some concentration, but the results were outstanding. After that I made a book mark, which I will definitely use to mark where I am in the book I won in the poetry competition – also part of the day.

“I then made a glitter jar and filled it with gold and silver glitter, it looked just like a snow globe when I shook it! Finally, I made a model of a pavilion and I also made a little model fountain to go outside of it. I really enjoyed the whole event and the staff were friendly, I would certainly go again.”

Millie was crowned a winner of the poetry competition at the event and you can read her poem below:

Soaring swiftly in the sky

Dipping and ascending all up high

Perching on a tree to rest

Looking around for a nest

Landing on the ground with ease

Ruffling its feathers because of the breeze

Settling down to rest

All the birds be blessed.

Anna Milewska and Emily Capewell, who organised the event, said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped to make the day such a success.

“This includes the University’s Facilities Management, the wider Marketing Team, our amazing Student Ambassadors and of course all of the external contributors who led or volunteered their time at the activities.”

Find out more about the annual Creative Community Day and the work of the SCL team here.