One of the sets of Wings of Resilience being readied for today’s parade.
One of the sets of Wings of Resilience being readied for today’s parade.

Children grow wings for festival

CHILDREN across the Clarence Valley have been growing the wings to get involved with the Surfing the Coldstream festival that starts in Yamba today.

The festival's theme of "back to the roots" has been used as the basis for the "Wingin it" resilience-building program facilitated by Pamela Denise and Kirra Muegge, Youth Health Worker from Maclean Community Health Connecting Youth to Health project.

Children across the Clarence Valley, including students at Harwood Island Public School, have been helping build six sets of "Wings of Resilience" as part of the program.

The wings tie in with the theme of Surfing the Coldstream as all the wings are modelled on different native migratory birds that come back to the valley each year to nest.

The wings will be showcased in the festival's "wingin it" procession starting at 6pm in Flinders Park.

Everyone is welcome to be a part of the parade and children are welcome along to the Kids Zone during the day to create a costume and decorate a bird to wear and carry in the procession.

The Kids Zone focus is going to be on the endangered coastal emu, Ms Muegge said.



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