1000 kites to be made from old spinnakers

Students at Budmouth Technology College in Weymouth want your old spinnaker in order to make 1000 kites.

The kites will have designs echoing the Jurassic coastline and will be designed and made by 1000 students from the college and other schools in the area.

The kites are expected to be unleashed for the first time on Weymouth beach as part of the Spirit of the Sea Maritime Festival in July 2009.

A spokesperson for the Spirt of the Sea says: “There is a severe shortage of spinnakers, any old ones would be appreciated!”

More information about the Spirit of the Sea is available on their website.