February Holiday Scheme- day 5!
What an incredible finale to this February Half-Term Holiday Scheme!
Friday morning was kicked off in style with a birthday celebration, featuring a piñata, stuffed with medals as well as sweets, chorus singing and one lucky girl turning five. Happy Birthday, Katie!
Forest School was something a lot of kids were excited about. And it surely delivered. First, the younger age group went to the woodland, hunting for sticks and making mud pies. Have you ever tried roasted marshmallows? They did, and loved it!
In the meantime, back in the room, the older age group were busy putting their business ideas to test in front of a very demanding panel of judges – their own peers. It was wonderful to watch them work in groups, noting down ideas, building models and making up jingles for adverts. Among the fantastic array of business propositions were an animal shelter with a difference, a universal attachment to vacuum cleaners, a healthy ice-cream making machine, and an eco-friendly sewing workshop.
In the afternoon, the groups swapped places, and the older-aged team went to the forest for a challenging task: pick a patch for your tribe, build a den, build defences, and much more, with whatever you can find in the wild. Have you ever made paint in the wood? Clue: you use water to wet the soil and much mud ensues! Meanwhile the younger children were making necklaces, bracelets and ninja warriors.
We are delighted to report that every single child seemed to be enjoying themselves, with some having made firm friends with one another. It’s been a pleasure to look after them and we hope we helped make the week easier for you, parents and carers.
Looking forward to the next school holidays, when we’re planning to have as much fun.