There’s nothing like the breeze off the North Sea to get you excited about a day on the beach. We’ve worked with Blyth Town Council many times over the last few years – whether it’s summer or winter, we’ve made sand sculptures for them during the summer holidays and carved ice sleighs for their Christmas events in winter.
This year saw us returning to the sandy beach at Blyth once again to make our beach sand sculptures and running sand sculpting workshops for families.
The weather in the north east can be a bit temperamental and in the past we’ve had to move our sand sculpture workshops inside because the weather forecast was not promising – fortunately we’d checked ahead on that occasion and had enough time to pack our table top sand sculpture workshop kit – including a van full of sand!
This year was no exception as thunderstorms were forecast for one of the days we were supposed to be showing the children of Blyth some sand carving skills. Jamie and Claire had already decided to combine the beach workshops with a family break in the area so they were able to move the dates of the sand sculpture back a few days by extending their stay by a couple of days.
They were really glad they were able to be flexible as the weather turned out to be ideal for a day on the beach and the local children of Blyth and holidaymakers alike had a great time carving sand monsters and sea creatures that swam along the beach alongside the boat and giant octopus sculpted by Claire and Jamie.
Thanks to the people of Blyth for being so fun and enthusiastic and to Mel Jackson at Blyth Town Council for inviting us once again.
All images © Mel Jackson