Flying Kites on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
Lots of schools are flying kites to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Combining Art and Science with practical skills and outdoor fun, the idea has taken off like wildfire and now thousands of schools are taking on kite projects for the Jubilee.
This page is intended to help put schools in touch with local clubs and workshops who can help them with their kite events.
WorkshopsThese are people who are practiced in running workshops for children:
- Kites for schools, Dorset
- Kites for schools make kits of union-jack diamond kites with instructions for schools to run their own workshops.
- White Horse Kite Flyers, Oxfordshire
- White Horse run workshops to produce green sled kites.
- Malcolm Goodman, County Durham
- Malcolm runs kite building workshops, organises kite festivals, and gives talk about his large collection of historic kites from round the world.
- Derek Kuhn, Birmingham
- Derek runs kite building workshops and puts on kite displays.
- Karl Longbottom, Herefordshire
- Karl is a kite designer and manufacturer that runs kite workshops.
- Skybums, Shropshire
- Paul and Helen Morgan are kite builders and designers who run workshops.
- Nick James, Bristol
- This British kite designer has been running kite workshops for 19 years.
- The Kite Society of Great Britian
- The Society organise a number of international kite festivals and publish "The Kiteflyer" Magazine.
- The British Kite Flying Association
- The Association supports British clubs and can help with issues including bylaws, insurance, risk assessments, child protection, vulnerable adults.