|Families soared into summer with Kites at Homerton Library!
Families across Hackney took to the skies during the summer by taking part in a series of free kite making workshops in Homerton Library.
The Soar into Summer with Kites project included kite building and storytelling and poetry writing sessions themed on the history of Kites and the traditions associated with them around the World. The finale was a kite flying day, for all the family, that took place on Hackney Marshes on Saturday 13 August.
Participants learnt how to make a traditional Caribbean Singing Kite, which is traditionally flown in Easter time, six or eight sided and decorated with bright colours and geometric designs.
Homerton Library hosted the activities, as part of the Active People, Active Park programme and Olympic legacy, to encourage people in the borough to be more physically active and make better use of the boroughs outdoor spaces as spending time outdoors is a good way to reduce stress and improve mental health.
The project was a hugely successful collaboration between Hackney Leisure and Libraries, with over 100 Hackney residents taking part over its 3 week span.