Sheltering from the beautiful Welsh weather under CAT’s photovoltaic roof our slate head captured lunchtime stories of frogs, chickens and moles from the visiting children.
On holiday these kids run freely through the over flowing gardens, winding pathways and wooden handcrafted play parks of CAT’s site relishing the opportunity to muddy up their knees and discover the creeping, crawling world amongst the flowerbeds.
Brimming with curiosity Geoffery’s mossy tactile surface was irresistible for tiny fingers encouraged for the day to get messy, but with only a few minor cuts and bruises and quite a bit more moss added by tiny hands Geoffery survived to listen another day.
Waiting for the centre to go quiet at the end of the visiting day Tina and I have just moved Geoffery to an idyllic spot under an oak tree where local storyteller and poet Ippy will be performing her poem The Story of the Oak. We have also set up a place beneath a round wood archway and on a bench backing onto CAT’s flowering gardens where she will read You Can Do It and her new, as yet untitled, poem that she wrote only yesterday inspired by our project.
Holly Owen & Kristina Pulejkova