Quarterdeck youth hub youngsters get ready to parade their ‘litter monster’ float

The litter monster float Photo Frank Leppard

Youngsters from the Quarterdeck youth hub in Cliftonville will be showing off their hard work at today’s Margate carnival.

The youngsters, aged 11 to 18, have created a nature vs litter themed float complete with litter monster!

Kent County Councillors Emma Dawson, Barry Lewis and Lesley Game donated community grant funds to help make the project possible.

Photo Frank Leppard

Cllr Dawson said: “All the kids have created such beautiful outstanding art work.”

The young people, who have also been out on a litter pick this week, worked with Dan Thompson who is the creative evaluator – artist documenting their journey and helping the youngsters gain Arts Award. The project was led by Terri Askew and the Great British Carnival.

Photo Frank Leppard

He said: “The young people have been an inspiration to work with. They’ve dived in, learnt new skills, dealt with creative challenges and made the biggest and best float in the carnival!”

Photo Frank Leppard

Isle photographer Frank Leppard took these great shots of the young people’s work before they set off to join the parade.

Update: The litter monster scooped a first prize certificate.

Find your guide to the Margate carnival here

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