All over Scotland there are hideous fences that mark our boundaries and purport to keep our children safe. They are ugly.
Local authorities do not have a problem with this. I do. However I’m not prepared to hang around waiting for a change in attitude or fencing mentality. I would be waiting a long time.
Instead I urge you to join this guerilla campaign to give these fences a makeover. It’s a bit of a “Trinny & Susannah” approach admittedly. They get people to look and feel better by working out what clothes to wear.
We need to dress up the ugly fences. They will look better. We will feel better. They can even add to the fun of being outside for children. Hooray.
There is no petition to sign. But bright ideas are welcome. Suggestions willingly accepted. Photos gratefully received. Together, inch by inch, fence post by fence post, we can and will make a difference! Please join the campaign by adding a comment under any of the photos on the Creative STAR Facebook page.
Here’s some of the success stories so far…
I know this is a wall not a fence but the idea is transferable. I like the addition of the beaver stump to make this display more hands on.
This art display has been created from strips of plastic bags. Although it is time consuming to create, it is is easy to maintain thereafter.
This beads and butterflies display is pretty. The children created these inside in their spare time but have used the fence as a display space.
When welly boots have been outgrown, they can be reused as planters. Pierce the foot, so that water can drain away. Each child can take their welly home to tend to during the holidays.
Bridge of Allan Primary School have this superb entrance to their wildlife garden. Beautiful signs really do enhance an outdoor space.