Half-term was fun for families
SCORES of youngsters and their families made the halfterm school holidays last week one to remember.
With scorching temperatures outside, families from across the north of the city flocked to enjoy a variety of active and creative events in Walton, Werrington, Gunthorpe and Paston.
The events were organised by the Voyager School’s community arts and extended schools department to mark National Family Week.
The fun activities had a wide range, from singing and drama to sports and jewellery-making.
Head of Community Arts and Extended Schools at the Voyager School Louise Hill said: “The half-term workshops were a great success and the feedback was really positive.
“Families, children and young people had the opportunity to take part in new, exciting and original workshops were they had the chance to learn something new.
“The half-term activities have given us an idea of sessions we can run over the summer holidays and future adult learning sessions.
“It was a fantastic week enjoyed by many.”
The week began with some family play-time sessions at the Caverstede Early Years Centre, in Caverstede Road, Walton.
Families also got the chance to sing, dance and act their way through the US musical comedy Glee at a musical workshop at the Voyager School, in Mountsteven Avenue.
More crafty youngsters and their parents also turned out in droves to the Jewellery Jam session last Wednesday.
The creative workshop at the Walton Community Centre, in Mountsteven Avenue, was an opportunity to learn how to make jewellery including necklaces.
Meanwhile, Matt Wheatley of Jem’s Hip Hop taught tots some hip hop moves during a dance academy workshop at Honeyhill Community Centre, in Chadburn, Paston.
Other workshops on offer were Movie Magic Workshops at The Pyramid Centre, in Bretton and ahead of World Cup fever setting in a football freestyle for dads and lads was held at The Voyager School, in Mountsteven Avenue last Friday.
FUNKY: Dancer Matt Wheatley of Jem’s Hip Hop teaches children at the Honeyhill Community Centre. (METP-01-0610GM003)
(Pictured left) Olivia Hogan (13) and friends take part in the Glee Workshop at the Voyager School and (pictured right from left to right) Jennie Green, Donna McKean-Smith from Riverside Beads, Lousie Hill and Claire Pomfrett at the Jewellery Jam session at the Walton Community Centre. (METP-04-06-10GM002, METP-02-06-10BD300)