Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Activities with The Higgins

Over the school holidays our Audience Development Officer Laura Pottinger will be getting to know people by offering some creative activities in some of our newest housing developments at Wixams and Great Denham. If you live near either of those areas you would be most welcome to come along and join in!

For more information call 01234 718627 or email laura.pottinger@bedford.gov.uk

At Great Denham we will be in gazebos on the kick about area off Mercia Road and sessions are free with no need to book, just come along:

Morning sessions from 10am - 12 noon for younger children accompanied by an adult.

Thursday 2nd August - clay modelling Olympian figures to take home

Tuesday 14th August - using recycled materials to make junk bugs

Friday 31st August - make Medieval shields and heraldry


Afternoon sessions from 2pm - 4pm for 12+ who must bring an emergency contact number.

Look out for the Rave Bus - a mobile venue for youth activities!

Thursday 2nd August - Screen print a canvas bag (or bring your own light coloured T-shirt to print)

Tuesday 14th August - make 3D models from plaster and wire

Friday 31st August - Drama - re-enact the Great Siege of Bedford Castle with costumes and props

(some images from family sessions last year)


At Wixams we delivering family sessions alongside Community Development Officer Linda Whitfield of BPHA, so to book call her on 07545936347. There is a charge of £1 per child that will go towards materials for future activities when the new village hall opens. Until then we are on the green by Lakeview School.

Thursday 16th  August 1.30pm - 3.30pm - Pottery of the past, make Medieval tiles and Saxon pots

Thursday 30th  August 1.30pm - 3.30pm - The Story of The Great Siege with dressing up and drama



You may also see Laura this summer if you attend Southways Early Childhood Centre or Kingsbrook Children's Centre as she will be doing some more creative activities with families there.




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