Kite flying set to keep spirits high

Jackson BarrettThe West Australian
Picture: Satterley Community Development Officer Amy Blundell with the finished product from a Satterley kite kit.
Camera IconPicture: Satterley Community Development Officer Amy Blundell with the finished product from a Satterley kite kit.

Dalyellup residents are being given a unique chance to stay connected with their community with Satterley’s Front Yard Kite Fly.

Satterley, which manages the Dalyellup Beach estate is offering families a free kite construction kit, so they can get involved and fly a kite on their front lawn this Friday at 3pm.

Satterley community development manager Amy Blundell said the company thought it was important to help maintain community spirit.

“It’s important to still keep that sense of togetherness in this COVID-19 environment we find ourselves in,” she said.

“Obviously we can’t run our normal, in-person community events so we came up with an alternative program.

“The kite fly is an activity that families can do at home that will still make them feel like they’re doing the same things that other people are doing to foster that sense of connectedness.”

To participate, residents can use their own kites or register through Eventbrite or Facebook to collect one of 150 kite kits from the Dalyellup Beach office at the Dalyellup Shopping Centre.

The kits include all the materials to create and decorate the kites.

“The kite kits are similar to a teacher resource, so families can get them and will be able to decorate them and then put them together,” she said.

“Then we want everyone to get out into their front yards at the same time and hopefully it will look pretty impressive as well.”

The Front Yard Kite Fly is part of Satterley’s program called Virtually Together which will involve a series of community events across all 17 of its Western Australian estates.

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