“I just wanted to share with you how fabulously the launch of the trail went yesterday. The children were thrilled and delighted to see all the posts, panels, signage in place. They would run from one to the other screaming and shouting and full of excitement. They absolutely loved it. The trail looked magnificent with so many comments from our guests about how wonderfully designed it was, how beautiful the structures were and how good the finish was. They were all placed beautifully and it worked so well. Thank you to each of you for the design concept, the engineering, the construction, the finish, the attention to detail, the installation and all the support you have given this project.” Stevie Rice, Head of People Engagement (Kent Wildlife Trust)
From start to finish Kent Wildlife Trust gave our designers free reign to create features this children’s word trail, its been an inspiring project to be involved in!
Written by local school children the new poetry walk nestles poems in and amongst a woodland trail. The trail runs between the Wildlife Trust’s head office at Tyland Barn and Cobtree Manor Park, in Kent. Our brief was to develop concepts and produce features that would create some physical interaction between children and the words. We GPS mapped the walk on which parents and children alike are encouraged to scan the landscape and engage with Nature and their surroundings. Together with way finding and trail interpretation panels we designed a series of nine installations on which the nature inspired poems could be found. Made from engraved orange panels and sustainable Accoya wood, these external grade trail posts will have a long lifespan. From conception to final installation this was a wonderful project to work on for the Kent Wildlife. They put a great deal of trust into our proposal and supported us all the way. Can’t wait to create another one!