Manningham Story Walk
If you head over to The Pines Reserve during November, you will notice a series of sign-boards with illustrations attached. They have sparked a lot of curiosity, so we are here to tell you all about our Story Walk.
What is a Story Walk?
It is an outdoor literacy experience which simply involves separating the pages of a picture story book, attaching each page to a sign-post, and placing these signs at regular points along a walking trail. It aims to engage children and adults alike in the enjoyment to be found in sharing a story in a slightly different environment. It is a wonderful way to:
- Enjoy a story together in a healthy environment.
- Encourage reading in a relaxed way.
- Enjoy some fresh air and exercise.
- Add a great new experience at your local park.
Where is it?
The Pines Reserve, Blackburn Road, Doncaster East (behind The Pines Learning Centre). Location map: https://www.manningham.vic.gov.au/the-pines-reserve
Start outside the entrance to the Pines Learning Centre (there’s plenty of parking!) and follow the numbered panels from 1-15 in a clockwise direction along the pathway around the playground. You will end near the play equipment itself.
What will you see?
The book we have chosen is a fitting tribute to the original custodians of the area, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people. The title is Welcome to Country, written by Aunty Joy Murphy and beautifully illustrated by Lisa Kennedy.
Who made it?
The Manningham Story Walk is a City of Manningham Placemaking project, in partnership with Whitehorse Manningham Libraries, and makes great use of resources from both partners. Library staff researched, designed, and planned the project, while the City of Manningham provided the funding, along with invaluable advice and assistance from the landscaping team.
We hope you can visit the installation, and maybe scan the QR to give us some feedback. If you take a photo, you can tag us at #whitehorsemanninghamlibraries #cityofmanningham #ManninghamCC
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