DINOSAUR EGG HUNT TRAIL
TREASURE TRAIL / CLUE SHEET / ORIGAMI / CARD PROPS
PORTSMOUTH NATURAL HISTORY MUSUEM
DINOSAUR EGG HUNT was a treasure trail devised especially for Portsmouth Natural History Museum by Borbonesa and Fernhurst Junior School. It was part of a series of events in Portsmouth to celebrate the clocks going forward and lighter nights.
Borbonesa worked with Fernhurst Juniors at the museum, to devise the route, create props, and generate content for an activity sheet. The trail was devised in such a way to ensure participants went into every room in the museum, and key parts of the collection were highlighted. This included placing maritime flags in the Bird Hide, and the creation of a cardboard fishing rod, binoculars and other items.
“Thought this was really successful, imaginative, engaging and definitely helped people discover the museum.” - Laura Weston, Portsmouth City Council
“Excellent! Fantastic effort! We enjoyed it as much as the kids.” Anonymous participant
“Really good, I liked solving the puzzles.” Anonymous participant
A STUDY IN SCARLET
LITERARY TRAIL / NEWSHEET / DEERSTALKER HAT
POSRTMOUTH CITY LIBRARY
120 PARTICIPANTS (APPROX)
Commissioned by Portsmouth City Council to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the first Sherlock Holmes novel ‘A Study In Scarlet’ (written in Portsmouth), Borbonesa created a Sherlock Holmes inspired one-day detective trail in Portsmouth Central Library, with scarlet way-markers also installed at various locations around the city.
Handmade cardboard props relating to Sherlock Holmes were wrapped in scarlet thread and hidden around the library, while strategically selected street furniture was wrapped in scarlet ribbon. Each prop / intervention had an oversized tag with facts about Conan Dolye and his creations; information which helped participants fill-in a crossword puzzle printed in a newssheet. The tags also directed participants to the Conan Doyle Collection online, raising awareness of the city’s rich literary heritage.
For younger participants Borbonesa designed a deerstalker hat template, which children could colour in, cut out and construct.
“There’s the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it.” Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study In Scarlet
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