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With half term generally meaning expense for parents and boredom for kids, students on the twelve-week steps to employment/Engagement programme at Sartori’s Café, got creative and put on a fun and interactive recycling workshop.
Children aged from 5 to 15 turned up for the two hour workshop and discovered how they can use every day rubbish and leftovers to create games as well as useful items for the home and garden.
From the minute they arrived the children were rolling their sleeves up and sifting through the piles of recycling that the café students had brought along. There was no stopping the children as they created cardboard masks, pine cone bird feeders, wooden spoon characters, driftwood signs and travel games.
Ian, a father of two young boys who attended the workshop commented: “The boys had an amazing time at the café this morning. Really well organised. Really pleased. Thank you."
Debby Kimsey, one of the course co-ordinators for the Sartori Café scheme, added: “One of the day’s favourite activities was covering pine cones in lard before rolling in oats to make bird feeders. Travel noughts and crosses made out of old CD cases and coloured card was another big hit while old cornflake packets helped the children to produce a pride of lion masks. The children all seemed to have great fun letting their imaginations run free and working with this age group was a great experience for our students. We are already planning the next event.”
The workshop was rounded up with story time before the children left full of ideas and desperate to get their hands on their own household recycling ready to have fun for next to nothing.