Children urged to take on chicken run

Youngsters taking part in the chicken run
Youngsters taking part in the chicken run
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CHILDREN are being invited to explore a village centre in a chicken run event.

The free, family event involves participants hunting for chickens hidden around Denmead and also features community stalls, an Easter egg tombola, prize draw and craft activity.

The hidden chickens are pictures drawn by children from Denmead Junior School as part of a school art competition. Participants will need to find all 20 chickens to win an Easter treat.

The event also coincides with the BBC Get Creative Weekend and children will be able to join in an egg-citing free craft activity decorating a paper maché egg.

Denmead Chicken Run is being co-ordinated by Market Towns Development Officers at Winchester City Council with the aim of bringing families into the village centre and encouraging them to use the shops and learn more about local organisations.

With financial support from The Southern Co-operative, the event will also rely on volunteer help from the Denmead Infant School PTA, Denmead Parish Council and local businesses.

Andreea Tudor, campaigns co-ordinator at The Southern Cooperative said: ‘We are proud to sponsor this great event which brings together so many community groups and is enjoyed by so many people each year.’

In addition to the chicken run, artwork from a Humpty Dumpty competition at Denmead Primary School will be displayed in shop windows until April 22.

Chicken Run hunt sheets can be collected on the day from the stand in the village centre. It will be taking place from 10am until 3pm on Saturday, April 8.

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