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Submit your photos for online DRLC jigsaws

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News, Recovery and wellbeing on 11th February, 2021

The Devon Recovery Learning Community (DRLC) has used some wonderful local images to create a range of online jigsaw puzzles.

The online jigsaws range in difficulty from fairly easy to really hard. The aim of the puzzles is to promote fun and wellbeing as well as to help people connect everything that is so wonderful about living here in Devon. The DRLC have created jigsaws from images of beautiful Devon landscapes, paintings from Devon's museums, and Devon wildlife as well as photos from some of the courses on offer such as African drumming, surfing at Croyde, walking with Alpacas and Guided Walks on Exmoor.

Caroline Nicholson, Manager of DRLC, said: "We think it would be much more fun and inclusive to create online jigsaws from images submitted by staff and students. The criteria for submission is simple: all images must be suitable for uploading and somehow have a Devon theme. A title, a location, or a sentence or two about why the image is meaningful to you and what relationship it has to Devon would be very welcome. Suggested levels of difficulty would be welcome, otherwise all puzzles will be made to a generic level of difficulty of approximately 50 pieces without rotation and with pieces of a simple uniform shape."

Submissions can be made anonymously, but a media consent form must be filled out and submitted with your image. Images can be submitted to with the subject heading: jigsaw submission.

Fun fact: Did you know that completing a jigsaw increases our production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that affects our mood? The more success we have, the more dopamine is released and the better we feel about ourselves, so our motivation naturally increases.