Having a very productive afternoon working on booking documents that I should have sent weeks ago and researching the mythology of various SEA MONSTERS!!
Thanks so much to everyone at HANDSS who made me (and Fizzy the Fairy!) feel so welcome yesterday
I told the story of Assipattle and the Mester Stoor Wurm and then we made up our own story which included children from the group and some rather special animals
For anyone with children who have learning or additional support needs, I thoroughly recommend HANDSS (info below!) Fizzy and I were made to feel so welcome. Lovely to meet you all! xxx
HANDSS group is an Aberdeen city and shire club for children aged 5 to 15 years, who receive support for learning, or have additional support needs such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. A wide variety of sports, activities and games, arts and crafts are on offer in a safe, friendly environment. Parents stay at HANDSS, giving the chance for a catch up, to share tips and have a cuppa. Siblings are welcome to attend.
Weekly sessions run during term time, on Tuesdays from 18:15-19:30 at Bridge of Don Community Centre (£2 per child). Our weekly sessions take place in the Games hall and GP room, however, we also run trips and activities around the city and shire, for e.g. beach barbeques, bowling and visits to the Panto, as well as having special visitors join the group on occasion:- Iona the guide dog, Kev from Sounds Light Sensory and local community police officers.
HANDSS is a group run by parents, so weekly activities and the trips can be tailored to suit the interests and needs of the children who attend.
Contact email:- HANDSSgroup@gmail.com
Another event at the Maritime Museum in August 🙂
Have you ever felt the need to give a voice to puppets, toys and objects? Join storyteller and puppet lover Pauline Cordiner and create crazy characters, shout silly stories, reveal villainous voices and form furry friends. Bring along a toy or puppet that is desperate to find its voice – or delve deep into Pauline’s big bag to see who you will bring to life!
Places limited – booking essential
£5 + booking fee
8-12 yrs (children may attend without parent/carer supervision. Please complete consent form when booking)
Coming up in August 🙂
Pauline and Fizzy, her fairy partner in crime, share traditional tales of Scotland’s fearsome fairy creatures. Together they will help you identify and protect yourself from the North East’s ‘Guid Neebours’ (don’t worry, Fizzy’s one of the good ones!)
Talk by Pauline Cordiner, Storyteller
Here’s a selection of photographs for the P6/7 storytelling club at Kaimhill Primary.
I want them to make up a story for some of these characters… I wonder what they’ll come up with?
I wonder what they’ll make of the real stories behind the photographs. Do you know any of them?
How many of you can say you know someone who’s had an ice cream named after them?
Yesterday Pauline and Fizzy had the most awesome time at Portsoy telling stories and doing Fairy Doors and Trolls as part of the Portsoy Book Festival. Imagine Fizzy’s big head when she found out the local ice cream shop, Portsoy Ice Cream had named an ice cream after her!!
Happy birthday to Sophie who had a science party on Sunday! We made slime, conducted electricity with our bodies, glowed in the dark and learned all about the goddess of volcanoes!
Sophie’s mum said “Sophie celebrated her birthday with slime this year! Thanks to the amazing Fizzy’s Funtastic Parties for making it happen!”