Date: 11th Mar 2018 @ 3:51pm
Since our last blog, we have been exceptionally busy at Woodlands S4YC. Not only have we continued to explore February’s theme of love and friendship, but we have also celebrated Chinese New Year, St David’s Day, World Book Day, Mothering Sunday and we have welcomed in children from local schools to help us celebrate the Winter Olympics.
Holiday Club was its usual hive of activity with many children staying indoors to take part in Snowy and Sporty craft activities whilst others braved the cold to play outside. The younger children especially enjoyed making a Winter Olympics scene out of cotton wool, artificial snow and glitter (amongst other things) and were made up that we were even able to have a real ice rink thanks to the freezing outdoor conditions overnight (in the form of a frozen puddle). They played for hrs with the peg doll skiers they had made earlier in the week. The older children enjoyed looking at some cultural aspects of the Olympics as well as Korean crafts and traditions but the firm favourite by far was ‘pimp my ice skate’ where the children were let loose on the stickers, ribbons and glitter resulting in some beautiful colourful ice skates.
Since being back after the holidays we have braved the snowy conditions and are now firmly finding our feet in March. St David’s day and World Book day came at the same time so we made dragon masks that were relevant to both as well as creating some little traditional welsh peg dolls.
Following this we went on to think about Mothering Sunday and made ‘all those who mother us’ some beautiful cards, lollipop flowers and heart bookmarks. Never have I seen the children so quiet as they carefully coloured in the intricate bookmark hearts, finishing each with tassels and beads.
Our sports courses have continued despite the weather. I’m not sure if we will ever get used to having 20 lively dodge ballers in the hall along with an equal number of after schoolers but one thing is for sure, our children are most definitely active and love their sport - that isn’t to say I am not looking forward to the warmer more predictable weather when we can get the sporty ones outside again!!