Chester Pride are proud to announce that they will be launching the UK’s first children’s activity book based around LGBT+ inclusive arts and crafts. The book will be launched at their upcoming family fun day in Grosvenor Park on Sunday April 14th, where some of the activities in the book will be free for families to try out, and the first ever copies of the full book will be available to buy.
Inside the book are a range of arts and crafts projects that focus on the diversity of the world around us, teaching children about different families and LGBT+ identities through a mix of examples from the animal kingdom, and their own family and friends. The activities include wall art, greetings cards, models, and even a chance to make their own Pride inspired flag.
Warren Lee Allmark, the Chair of Chester Pride said of the activity book, “Chester Pride is really proud to launch our activity book, the first of its kind in the UK. This is a great way to educate children and families about LGBT+ identities, in a fun and creative way. It’s important that this education is suitable for children of all ages as they may be part of, or friends with, families of all kinds, or may one day identify as LGBT+. By using educational tools such as our activity book, we let these kids know that they are loved and supported, and that it is okay to be who they are. All money raised from the sale of this activity book will go straight back into our charity, and the work we do to support the LGBT+ community”
Chester Pride partnered with local artist Jon Cole, who worked with his family to design the activities in the book. Speaking of the work he did Jon said, “I’ve worked with Chester Pride for three years, delivering activities and education for them at their fun days and annual events. It’s amazing to finally collect all these activities into one book so that more children and families can learn about, and celebrate, their different families.”
Activities from the book will be free to try at the Chester Pride family fun day on Sunday April 14th, at Grosvenor Park in Chester city centre. Running from 12pm to 4pm, there will be loads of other free activities for all ages to take part in, such as seed planting, hula-hooping, cooking demonstrations, and even a children’s talent show. If you want to try something more active Cheshire Hellcats will be on hand to demo their sport, Roller Derby, and the Chester Centurions will be giving rugby demonstrations and coaching as well. There will also be refreshments, toys, sweets, ice-cream, and a variety of other food and market stalls.
All the activities at the fun day will be free to take part in thanks to this event being funded by the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme, and supported by Chester Pride’s Main Stage sponsor M&S Bank. Any money that is raised from sales of the activity book, and during the event will go towards helping keep Chester Pride a free event.
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