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Summer Scheme 2010

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Summer scheme?…………. well the sun did shine on a few rare occasions……….. but all in all a good time was had by everyone.

This year there were plenty of different activities to keep everyone busy, be it rain or shine.

Some old favourites were on offer, with visits from Banham Zoo, with their snakes, giant snails and small furry animals. Chris the Clown visited, helping us to learn some tricks, how to balance and make giant bubbles and it wouldn’t be HOPS without Bouncy Castles and this year a Bouncy Assault Course.

There were numerous music workshops with African Drums, Electric Guitars and new for this year, steel pan drums and DJ workshops. Great fun but we all needed ear defenders on those days.

Everyday art and craft activities were available on site. Ricki came and ran a Felt Making workshop, during which the children created a furry caterpillar(see picture). We also did screen printing T-shirts and on a very windy day we made kites, and we flew them on the playing field.

The children were also very busy tending to the raised flower and vegetable beds. This gave a big splash of colour to the front of Settles House.
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Once again a team of fundraisers braved the Heights of the Ipswich maternity block and took part in a charity abseil to raise funds for HOPS.

Two of the committed fundraiser were not put off by the 140ftdizzy heights of last year and successfully completed this again this year.

Barry enjoyed the abseil so much he went down twice.

Our thanks go to

George Baldwin,

Katie Hutton,

Tom Hutton,

Emma Dickinson,

Ian Dickinson,

Amanda Jebb

Barry Henley

who between them have raised approximately £600.

Thank you to everyone who has given sponsorship for this event.

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