1. National Play Day Treasure Hunt with Johnny Hanrahan
Join in the treasure hunt which will involve discovering facts of all kinds about 1916 on a pre-determined route where info will be hung up, chalked, rolled up in bundles, etc. These hundreds of facts are not to be taken, merely noted. The whole family can go on the trail and after everyone has had a chance to find all the distributed information, there is a quiz which will draw on the 1916 information. There will be clues strewn around the quiz space so that people can either respond from what they have gathered or what they find. This will be a quiz in which points are awarded for singing and reciting as well as hard facts!!
A fun family event lasting about 2 1/2 hours
Open to children and their grown ups – no age restrictions
Saturday 2nd July @ 10.30am
2. Even More Revolting Rhymes creative writing workshop with Dave Lordan
A one day workshop, in three parts, for children inspired by the work of Roald Dahl with plenty of multimedia fun thrown in.
In part one participants will work in groups to design posters based on and including the text of their favourite revolting rhymes by Roald Dahl. These will be instantly transformed into posters usinge iPad apps and printed copies will be given to each of the children and to the library for display._________________________
In part two participants will write their own set of original revolting rhymes. They will have lots of fun reading and listening to each other's rhymes. They will draw illustrations to go with the rhymes and then the illustrations and the rhymes will be blended into a professional slideshow and will be emailed to all parents to enjoy with their families and friends._______
In part three the children will enjoy having their own revolting rhymes professionally recorded and played back to them IN A VOICE OF THEIR CHOOSING (cat, snail, ghost, helium, Darth Vadar....) using up to the minute voice-transformer tech. The recordings will be emailed as mp3s to families for playback and enjoyment at home.
Aged 8 – 13 years (Oh - and participants must like having fun!)
Wednesday 6th July 10am – 4pm
3. Dogs Trust Workshop with Dawn
What canine career should YOU have? Come and find out!
Dogs Trust Education and Community Officer, Dawn, and her dog Odie will be talking all about what it means to be a Responsible Dog Owner, what kind of career you could have with dogs, and how to stay safe around dogs! Phew!
All this AND some Dogs Trust goodies to go home with!
Aged 7-12 years
Thursday 14th July 11am