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Hundreds of youngsters paint pebbles as 'Rockdown' craze grows in Grantham




Hundreds of brightly coloured painted rocks have been hidden in and around Grantham as part of a mission to make people smile.

The painted pebbles were started by Megan Tremain and Connor Taylor, both 13, and Lewis Tremain, 12, after seeing a similar idea on a trip to Northern Ireland.

The trio started off by painting more than 100 rocks back in September, but it wasn’t until the coronavirus outbreak that the idea really took off.

Youngsters have been painting and hiding rocks throughout Grantham. (37155657)
Youngsters have been painting and hiding rocks throughout Grantham. (37155657)

Megan and Lewis’s mum Wendy and Connor’s auntie, Maz Stringer, agreed to help run the Facebook page.

Maz, of Shaw Road, Grantham, said: “We asked them what they wanted to call their facebook page and they came up with ‘Blessings Rocks’ because they said are ‘putting out blessings’ and making people smile.”

People of all ages have now been getting involved.

Youngsters have been painting and hiding rocks around Grantham and the surrounding areas.(37460997)
Youngsters have been painting and hiding rocks around Grantham and the surrounding areas.(37460997)

Maz added: “We just want to spread positivity. It’s a wonderful hobby and has even managed to get people, particularly children, who have been anxious about being outside, to enjoy going out to hide and hunt for rocks.

“We now want everyone to help us try and cover the town with smiles to help bring as much joy and happiness as we can during these strange times.”

Connor added: “I love how we’ve turned into one big community and I would love more to join in.”

Youngsters have been painting and hiding rocks throughout Grantham. (37155614)
Youngsters have been painting and hiding rocks throughout Grantham. (37155614)

‘Blessings Rocks’ is just one of a few local groups that have been painting and hiding rocks. Barrowby and Great Gonerby are each hosting their own ‘Lockdown Rockdown,’ while ‘Grantham Rocks’ was started a while ago and continues to bring joy. Another group, ‘Lincolnshire BP rocks’ was started by 7th Grantham Scout Group.



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