Today was our Animation workshop and one of our students produced an amazing animation of life in the jungle and how perilous it can be!
Tuesday 9th August:
Rachel our visiting student from Leeds College of Art led our creative activities today. We began with soap sculptures, in the style of Henry Moore, very effective and relatively easy to do, a popular choice. Then we made our own version of a Jackson Pollock inspired work – painting a collaborative piece on canvas. The finished work is made up of 7 canvases. We also took inspiration from Matisse in producing some athletic figures.
Wednesday 10th August:
Amanda the regular storyteller from Readathon came today. She spent some time in the Learning Zone in the morning and then travelled around the wards sharing stories and songs with many children and young people.
Thursday 11th August:
We returned to the Olympics for our inspiration today making medals and Olympic torches – we found that the parents were just as keen to join in and were taking their creations away to be proudly displayed at home! We also participated in a mammoth pairs’ game using Olympic sports – very popular with the adults in the group!
Friday 12th August:
Our final day and we finished in style baking some gorgeous Coffee Cookies inspired by Brazil. This was a packed session – some bakers had to make do with SR flour instead of plain and so came out with Coffee Scones instead – different but just as tasty!
This two weeks went very quickly and many parents commented on what a good idea this was and how much they’d enjoyed themselves never mind their children! Thanks to all who helped and contributed in any way. See you next year?!
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