For nearly 20 years many Arts Societies have created Trails of Discovery for their local areas. The first Trails were made for children to follow in churches, but more recently there have been new initiatives in other places of worship, historic buildings, Trails around towns and villages, plus Memory Trails, designed for use by people living with dementia with wording to prompt memories and discussion.
The Arts Society Dukeries has made several Trails in this area.
Children from Austerfield Study Centre’s Holiday Club spent a wintry February afternoon inside St Helena’s Church discovering some interesting facts following a new Trail of Discovery, created especially for children aged eight to 12.
The Trail has been made by a team from The Arts Society Dukeries and should have been launched in 2020 to coincide with the Mayflower 400 celebrations. Despite the inevitable delay, after being welcomed to the Church by Reverend Becky Hancock, the children had a lovely time launching the Trail and were rewarded at the end with a sticker and a certificate from The Arts Society Dukeries and refreshments kindly provided by the church.
Copies of the Trail and a QR poster to download the Trail are now available for all to enjoy at the church. QR posters can also be found at the Study Centre and Bawtry Library. For further information on the Society and its programme of lectures, please visit www.theartssociety.org/dukeries.