Youngsters design Olympic posters

Brothers Ben 3, and Adam Edwards 6,  of Seaburn Dene designed Olympic posters during a special session at Monkweamouth Railway Museum. They are seen here proudly showing off their efforts.
Brothers Ben 3, and Adam Edwards 6, of Seaburn Dene designed Olympic posters during a special session at Monkweamouth Railway Museum. They are seen here proudly showing off their efforts.
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YOUNG artists have been drawing on their creative flair to produce Olympic-inspired posters.

Youngsters visiting Monkwearmouth Station Museum have been getting in the Olympic spirit by taking part in a series of art sessions.

Taking inspiration from the Olympic Posters exhibition at the museum, which features posters from the 1972 Munich Games, the children used paper with oil pastels to create their designs.

Jennie Lambert, the museum’s learning officer, said: “It’s always great to see young people being creative, and to see the pride they have in their own work.

“The Olympic Posters exhibition is very bright and colourful so they have been taking hints from the Pop Art artists.”

The art event is just one of a series of free activities at the museum this Easter.

Today, visitors are being invited to decorate a plant pot and help plant seeds in the Station Master’s Garden between 11am and 12.30pm and 1.30pm and 3pm.

Tomorrow, families can join in with a bunny hunt, games and competitions between 11am and 3pm.

Sporty stories will be told on Thursday between 11am and noon inside the wagon.

And between 1pm and 3pm, youngsters can turn their favourite bear or toy into a sporting mascot.