Friday 1 August 2014

Films, Fire Engines and Fun at Scariff Library

Scariff Public Library’s Children’s Summer Programme got off to a start on Monday 21st July with artist Grace Burton who put on a lovely puppet show of The Frog Prince for 3-8 year olds. Then the children made their own felt picture based on the show. On Tuesday afternoon children had a real cinema experience at Scariff Library as they watched Despicable Me 2 on the big screen. There was the added treat of freshly made popcorn and drinks for the movie watchers. Later that evening teenagers explored their creative side with a jam jar decoration workshop with specialist glass paints. They produced some very beautiful colourful jars and enjoyed thinking up original patterns for their jars. On Wednesday it was the turn of the younger children to get crafty. Three to six year olds made and decorated bright and colourful sunflowers and were thrilled with the final product. Thursday morning children were very excited about the annual trip to Scariff Fire Station. They had such fun trying out the hoses and getting into the fire engines and the visit was topped off with treats provided by the fire station. Everyone wanted to be a fireman or woman in the end! It was definitely a visit to remember. Later in the afternoon children revelled in the noisy balloon twisting workshop and went away with their own dog, octopus and flower balloon creations. The week of fun for Scariff children came to an end with a comic strip workshop with Aidan Courtney. He showed a rapt group of 8-12 year olds how to create their own cartoon characters, write a script and put it all together to make their own comic strip. Children and parents alike were very happy with all the events and appreciated the variety and quality of the activities.

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