Chernobyl kids visit pottery

Denby Pottery
Denby Pottery

The Chernobyl Children’s Life Line charity has a number of children from area affected by the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster currently visiting Derbyshire.

during their visit this time they went to Denby Pottery in Derby Road in the village to have a go at decorating pots.

Every year a number of Derbyshire residents take their summer time to provide respite for the children of Chernobyl.

Since the terrible disaster of 1986 The Ukrainian and Belarusian children are still suffering from the ravaging effects of radiation damaging their immune systems. By having just three weeks away from the affected area the toxin levels in their bodies are reduced by up to 40 per cent. This vital ‘holiday’ not only has positive medical impacts but also offers these children new sights, sounds and cultures for positive mental well being.

At Denby the youngsters took part in a craftroom tour.

They also tried out the man-made ‘Pottery Beach’, complete with sand and even deckchairs outside the venue.