It happened again! Open Streets took place on Bree Street in Cape Town on January 18th and it was simply amazing! People came out in droves to enjoy the experience of being on a car free street with other people and all the wonderful things this structural ’emptiness’ makes possible.
Elemental Kids partnered with Open Streets this time by organising a kiddies corner. There was the old time favourite, a bouncy jumping castle at the heart of the our parking lot space. We also offered some fun creative activities appropriate for the street event – chalk to decorate the tarmac, balls to play with and buckets of cool water for hot feet, to splash and even sit in!
The best part of the corner though involved handing out colourful capes for children (young and old) to be an Open Street Super Hero for the day! Just putting a cape on made you stronger, taller, faster and smarter! With around 80 capes to hand out and all of them gone at the end of the day, we had lots of incredible hero’s come out and claim their power 🙂