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Keeping kids busy this summer
10:00am Friday 9th August 2013 in News
TO help keep the children entertained through the summer holidays Andover’s Chantry Centre is offering four Eco Kids Club workshops every Tuesday in August.
The events are free to attend for children of all ages.
The project ‘Summer Fun in the Garden’ provides creative fun in Chantry Court Garden and gives children the chance to paint garden items from flowers to hedgehogs to be displayed within the garden.
Steve Cotney, The Chantry Centre manager, said: “Our Eco Kids workshops are providing as popular as ever with over 200 new members this year!
“We know it’s tough and expensive to entertain kids during the six-week summer holidays, so we are here to give a helping hand with our free, Summer Fun in the Garden workshops.”
In order for the workshops to run, The Chantry Centre has used the art workshop company, Makendoo, a 14 year old art workshops company.
Katy English, co-founder of Makendoo is helping to run the Andover event.
She said: “The theme is bug’s world! We were given a little space to make a garden with the children during summer, and the children can paint and decorate masks to take home or to have on show.”
Another benefit the scheme provides is that it is environmentally friendly.
Makendoo recycle or reuse paint bottle and pallets and recycle the scrap paper which is already made of out recyclable materials.
Children of all ages can join in the fun by making colourful masks and hats and leave the workshop waving or wearing their creations.
If you’re not already a member, you can sign up online by visiting www.thechantrycentre.com/ EcoKids or alternatively, sign up on the day.
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