Sandcastle Challenge 2019

Sun, sea, sand and some remarkable beach sculptures made Children North East’s annual Sandcastle Challenge one of the most successful in its 25 year history. Have a look at our photo gallery of the day below!

Around 1,750 excited primary and middle school children took part in the challenge showing off their construction skills on the sand at Sandhaven Beach, South Shields on Friday. This year’s theme was ‘Build a New World’ which lead to some really innovative and very topical sculptures – from sea turtle sculptures to whole villages powered by green energy and even an electric car made from sand!

Planning House proudly sponsored the Women in Planning North East Team who supported 6 groups of children from different schools, our volunteers were:

Helen Heward – Planning House and Chair of the North East Branch of Women in Planning;

Chris Pipe – Planning House;

Caroline Airson – Surface Property;

Charlotte Tucker – Cushman & Wakefield;

Ashleigh Tokarski – Cushman & Wakefield; and

Emma Cornwell – Walker Morris.

The Women in Planning North East volunteers and the children enjoyed the event which raised money for the Children North East charity who provide services to help all North East children and young people grow up to be healthy and happy.

Thank you to all who took part in the day and making it a great way to spend a Friday morning.