A POP-UP project seeking to entertain and educate children during the summer holidays has arrived at a popular city venue.

Called 'Little Inventors', it is present in one of Tribe Carlisle’s shipping containers, and is run by Craig Bright.

Craig was DJing at the venue and noticed there wasn’t much in the way of kids’ entertainment, he said they were running around, and he wanted to make sure they had something to do as well.

“It’s quite difficult to occupy the kids so I approached Tribe to see if they would do something for them,” he said.

Little Inventors is an organisation that operates around the world to feed kids’ imaginations and creativity.

At sessions, which run from 10am on weekdays, children read books like Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts and identify a problem a character faces, and then innovate a product to help them.

The ideas are then realised in the form of cardboard models which are made by the kids with the help of an expert.

The project is made possible by funding form the city council as well as various businesses such as Peter Tyson, Bendles Solicitors, Print Point, Cumberland Building Society and David Graham.

Craig said: “Each of them has helped us with either money or services provided.

“We would be open for as long as the funding lasts but we are still in the process of attracting as much funding as we can.”

He his target audience is those of primary school attendance age, so kids aged five to 11, but he would never discourage any older children wanting to take part as well.

“It all encourages science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM),” Craig added, as these sessions exist not only to occupy kids’ time while parents enjoy some time to eat, drink and socialise independently of their children in Tribe, but also to entertain them during the summer holidays, and educate them in vital topics that will serve them well in the future.

This particular project is running for the duration of the summer holidays and sessions are free to attend.

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