Children's hard work proves to be fun
PARENTS in Ipswich enjoyed a colourful display of artwork and theatrics thanks to the hard work of their children.The under fours performed a mini carnival procession in Landseer Park on Tuesday with the help of theatrical company, the Grand Theatre of Lemmings, and a rare visit of the Queen of the Sea.
PARENTS in Ipswich enjoyed a colourful display of artwork and theatrics thanks to the hard work of their children.
The under fours performed a mini carnival procession in Landseer Park on Tuesday with the help of theatrical company, the Grand Theatre of Lemmings, and a rare visit of the Queen of the Sea.
South East Sure Start organised the event after the youngsters worked on a five-week summer programme run by the group.
The programme included a 'Big Art, Small People' project led by Doug Selway which was aimed at bringing art to the community and included the making of hats and props for the finale in the park.
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Clara French, a children's worker with the group, said: "The day has been absolutely brilliant.
"Five weeks of workshops around the estate have come together today.
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"It's been aimed at showing parents in the community what we've been up to.
"We didn't expect so many people to turn up and there's loads of dads here too which is fantastic."
The youngsters, their parents and siblings attended the workshops, helping the children with theirs creations and watching them learn whilst they played.
Jane Charles whose daughters Sasha, 17 months and Amber 5 months, attended the workshop said: "It's been loads of fun and taught the children lots including independence.
"I don't think I could have got through the last few weeks without Sure Start."
Sandra Shears, programme manager for Sure Start added: " The programme has improved the life chances of children that wouldn't normally have access to this sort of activity, which is what Sure Start aims to do."
Sure Start hope to build on the project next year and get more parents and children involved, there are also plans to have a float at the next Ipswich carnival.