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Decorating our fish and learning about the Thames tunnel

Week 2, day 4: Today we began by making invitations for our parents for tomorrow’s Fancy Fair. Ten we started making our paper mache fish colourful by covering them in small pieces of tissue paper to make scales. With eyes, fins and a tail stuck on, our fish are complete! We were then invited for […]

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Poetry and origami: playscheme ’18

Day 3, week 2: Today we all made paper origami boats. We decorated our paper before folding them into the right shape. Then we made an acrostic poem all together before making our own ones, and decorating them. We then took a trip to the river to do some sketching of what we saw. After […]

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Paper plate faces and fish from the river: playscheme ’18

Day 2, week 2: Today we began the day by making paper plate faces with all kinds of art and craft materials. We then began to make our river fish by doing paper mache. After lunch, we continued our creative day by making famous London landmarks out of clay. We’ll paint them later on in […]

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New faces at the Museum Playscheme ’18

Week 2 / day 1: Today was the first day of the Playscheme’s second week and we had lots of new faces! We spent the morning getting to know each other and playing games. Then we went upstairs to meet Robert, the museums director, and learn all about Brunel and the first ever tunnel under […]

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Show and tell at the fancy fair! Playscheme ’18

Week 1 / Day 5: Today we began by rehearsing for our Fancy Fair. We all were picked to show our best work from the week. After some play time and a film, our parents arrived to watch the Fancy Fair. It has been a fun week at the play-scheme!

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Painting our creations! Playscheme ’18

Week 1/ Day 4: Today it was time to paint our clay landmarks and paper mache fish. We spent the morning getting creative and painting. We then each made our invitations to tomorrow’s Fancy Fair to give to our parents. We are all going to sing Hold Back The River at tomorrow’s show, so we […]

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Origami boats and stained glass windows: Playscheme ’18

Week 1/Day 3: Today we started the day by making paper origami boats. We spent some time decorating the paper so all of our boats look unique and colourful. We then made stain glass windows in the shape of water animals. After lunch, we continued making our paper mache fish by giving them one more […]

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Creativity at our Summer Playscheme ’18

Week 1 / Day 2: Today we began our day getting creative by making our faces on paper plates. We then continued with our weekly theme of Rivers by doing paper mache to begin making our river fish. Then, taking our sketch books to the river, we spent some time sketching what we could see. […]

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Hiya nice to meet you: Summer Playscheme ’18

Week 1, Day 1, Monday 23rd July: Today we spent a lot of time getting to know each other and being introduced to the topic of the week; rivers. Firstly, we played a name game and all got to hear interesting facts about each other. Some of us had attended the summer play-scheme before so […]

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Director’s diary: Easter Activities and Journey to America

This holiday week there are children’s activities and craft workshops each day. On Thursday Secret Adventures offer Cinema and cocktails in the underground chamber and there are heritage boat tours and river walks every day. The calendar for the week is below. Meanwhile all is well on board Norwegian Cruise Line Epic. We have calm […]

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