A teacher training day at my daughter's school provided the perfect excuse for a bit of community sand sculpting. We put out the call and the day dawned sparkling and gorgeous, so off we went to our local beach.
Around 25 busy parents and kids gradually brought the shape of a humpback whale out of the sand and then we set to decorating the creature with shells and stones. An urchin shell made a perfect eye. And we all stood back and admired our work - to welcome the migrating whales to our shores.
A big thanks to all the kids and their parents who came along and got into the spirit, we made something beautiful together!