DESIGNS went above and beyond at the latest kite-making masterclass hosted by a local championship competitor Doug Irvine.

Children were given the ins and outs of how to make and fly a kite by Doug Irvine of the Airheads Kite Display Team at the session on Sunday.

It is one of the first workshops to be held by charity OYAP in its new base at the former St Edburg’s School and comes ahead of a public open day this weekend.

OYAP is a charity, based in Bicester, but works with young adults across the county to provide creative opportunities.

The latest kite-making masterclass proved a hit with youngsters including seven-year-old Tamlin Cumming.

Carmen Hoepper, of OYAP, said: “It was a fun weekend of developing very technical skills around the science of kites and how they fly with the support of our experienced kite maker Doug Irvine.

“The group had fun developing eye-catching designs for their kites which will be flown as a part of the upcoming Bicester festival scheduled to take place in June.”

The charity will next host its open day on Saturday, April 14, and will put on a host of short taster workshops for people to have a go and see what the charity get up to.

The session will run from midday to 3pm and OYAP is urging people get involved.