Time and Tide

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working to engage local adults and disadvantaged groups outside of school with their local environment.

Keep up to date with the Time and Tide blog that contains summaries of events and facts about the tides.

The final independent evaluation report is now available to download.

Time and tide is a story and performance piece about Christchurch Harbour’s double high tide and the role that it plays within the area. Young people will be involved in exploring and developing the concept of the tides and amphidromic points into a storyline and performance piece with Martin Maudsley, a professional storyteller/performer. The young people will work with scientists currently studying the harbour to explore the science on our waterfront through research, experiments and model making. Key events included:

  • Saturday Science Club – Project TNT
  • Half term activity day
  • Community discussion groups
  • Talking Tides with Ivan Haigh at Highcliffe Sailing Club
  • Tales on the Tide with Martin Maudsley at the Thomas Tripp on 30 April 2015

Further events will take place in the future at local arts and storytelling festivals and the team are exploring producing a book and video of the tales.

The display boards produced as part of the CREST awards for the project are available to view at the Stanpit Marsh Visitor Centre.

The project worked in cooperation with Christchurch Activities for Young People and the local authority youth services.

Scientific support has been provided through the National Oceanography Centre and the Universities of Southampton and Bournemouth.

The project funding is from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills’ Community Challenge Grant Scheme.