Have you been down The Linear Path Trail recently and spotted some new additions hiding in the trees?
Well local resident Karen Poole and family has spent most of their time during lockdown, making and hanging the very popular children’s book character Stickman and friends in trees, bringing fun and excitement to many local residents daily exercise through the woods.
Karen who works as a teaching assistant at Irlam Primary School said, “I know from experience, it’s very difficult to encourage children to take exercise and get them active. So, I had the idea of encouraging children to use the woods, by first of all hanging rainbows and bears in the trees for children to spot and count.
This soon expanded into collecting sticks with my two children Alfie and Ollie while on our daily walk through Linear and that’s when I began to make the Stickmen. It’s really taken off and I’ve received some lovely encouraging messages from families with children to adult dog walkers, telling me how much they enjoy spotting the Stickmen.
Karen has also started to produce pine cone fairies and fairy doors which will be dotted around Linear Park very soon. Why not have a nice walk out along the Linear Park Pathway that runs from Preston Avenue to the Irlam and Cadishead By-pass. A lovely oasis right here on the doorstep! You never know what you might see!
You can follow the Stickman of Linear Park via the link below: