One of the greatest ways to take your mind off the big picture right now, is to focus on a small one… Intrigued? Exercise has also been demonstrated as a proven method of improving and caring for your mental health. CCDT is therefore launching the perfect combination at this time of lockdown – a series of photographic treasure hunts around the city of Chichester as an incentive to take a walk around the beautiful city, even with most of the shops being closed, and to take notice of the small things that together make such a picturesque view.
As we mark Mental Health Awareness Week it is particularly important to search for activities that are positive, engaging and a little distracting. To step away from the screens that lock us into home learning, working and zooming with family and friends, and to take in the spring air and sunshine. To revel in the community in which we belong and observe some of the sights that in usual times we might have rushed past in a bid to get to the next shop, arrive at a meeting on time or return to work. One of the positive outcomes for many in this time of lockdown has been the reduction in pace, the ability to appreciate the smaller things in life and the world around us.
Anna Bloomfield, CCDT volunteer and previous creator of similar hunts for the Chichester Society, has spent many hours walking the streets of Chichester to identify and photograph some key sites for us to look out for. Each collection hosts a combination of the easier to identify, and the intriguing elements that will have you searching high and low. Each document provides a number of photographic images for you to tick off, with answers on the final page should any confound you and leave you desperate for the location details but try not to peep until you absolutely have to.
To download any of the six Chi-Spy Hunts simply click on the documents below, download and print them off! Good luck!!!