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Stories of Lynn to help ‘Make it Merry’ this Christmas

Kick the Dust with their new board game.

Published: Thursday, 10th December 2020

A board game has been created by local youth group Kick the Dust, who are based at Stories of Lynn.

On Tuesday 8 December, the group met to play the deluxe limited-edition version of their board game. The ‘Trail of Trails, an Ancient Adventure’, takes you on a journey through an Ancient Egyptian tomb in which you will come across curses and artefacts of fortune as you endeavour to reach the afterlife. The game is to be included in a creative pack which is to be offered to families across Norfolk this Christmas who may not have access to arts materials or resources.

"The Norfolk Kick the Dust Project group, The Time Turners, have achieved so much in Lockd own 2020." Rachael Williams, Project Worker for Kick the Dust based at Stories of Lynn said, "The weeks since June seem to have flown by as there has been so much to learn, design and create. The Young People are so proud of their board game that they have produced and I am even more proud of them, especially as we had every one of our meetings over the Internet!"

"With the help of Dayna Woolbright, Norfolk Museums Service Curator, and borough council colleagues, Kristina McArthur who worked on the graphics for the game and Luke Burridge in the Print Room who had to print some unique items, we have enabled the Time Turners to learn the history, the processes and new skills that are needed to produce a game from scratch."

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Deputy Leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health added: “This year has been difficult for many families and I’m delighted to see that the Kick the Dust group were able to work together virtually to put this project together.

"This game has exceeded all expectations and has now been reproduced 1800 times so it can be shared with children and their families across Norfolk."

If you want to know more about Kick the Dust or join one of the project groups, contact at Stories of Lynn or call 01553 669287.

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