Lots of fun in holiday ‘snow’!

From the left, Elona Hughes-Dennis, four, Emily Coates, four, and Libby Barrett, seven, have fun with their task
From the left, Elona Hughes-Dennis, four, Emily Coates, four, and Libby Barrett, seven, have fun with their task

AROUND 50 families spent time playing - and learning - together during the half-term holiday.

The Upper Valley Family Service arranged events at two venues in the upper Calder Valley, where activities for children up to the age of 11 and their families kept them busy while they also had plenty of fun.

The theme for each day, one at Todmorden Community College and another in the centre at St Michael’s, Mytholmroyd, was winter and with the chance to make things with stacks of shredded paper and “snow” from a big mound of flower, they enjoyed their day, said community early years practitioner Chantelle Gorringe.

“The event at Todmorden went really well with quite a few families there and lots of activities going on. There was shredded paper which the children really enjoyed playing with, and ‘snow’ from a big mound of flour.

“We also spent time doing paintings with winter themes using blues and darker colours.”

Later in the week the day at Mytholmroyd was similiarly successful with a similar mix of activities, said Chantelle.

“It was very popular and busy. Activities like these are something we do every school holiday, including things for older children to do. We encourage family play and family learning,” she said.

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