Thursday, 20 September 2012

Recycling to create Flowers

For the last 2 weeks the children have been using discarded materials to create their own flowers and mini gardens in a box.
They have used a variety of techniques and materials, exploring the textures, shapes, and flexibility of the materials. Also making a right mess with paint and glue!

They have been supported by Carole, Sheila, and Emma.

Next week we are going to try and create our own limericks.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Halewood Country Show 2012

We had a great day at yesterday's Halewood Country Show. There was a last minute change of venue due to the Meadow being knee deep in water! We had to hot foot it around to The Arncliffe Park area, which was dry and had a car park.
The sun came out and we were hot hot hot in our marquee.
There was lots to see and do, with the children being really well cared for. Archery, Climbing Wall, Circus Skills, and Lots and lots of creepy crawly animals and snakes to look at and hold!
Our recycling family art workshop went down a storm, and we were last to pack up!

All the flowers and windmills were different with the children adding their own finishing touches.

There was also a really interesting stall showcasing corn dolly making, wish we had time to try making some for ourselves!
The Dog Show was a big crowd pleaser and the Falcons were dramatic. Halewood Community Choir added a musical element to the proceedings.
Thanks to Emma, Karen, and Carole for staffing the Halewood Arts Association stall, and The Rangers for inviting us.