A popular series of holiday workshops returns this year.
Mayfield School’s SPARK Camp received the thumbs-up from more than 70 boys and girls from five to 13 who attended during 2014 and returns this Easter (April 7-10) and summer (July 27-31 and August 3-7.)
Children took full advantage of the school’s facilities. They played netball and tennis on new courts, took part in athletics and hockey workshops on refurbished astro-turf and escaped the summer sun with a dip in the pool.
Older children spent hours in the science block, exploring the way the human body works and learning forensic science techniques at a ‘murder mystery scene.’
While camps aimed to educate and challenge each child’s intellectual curiosity, the main focus was on fun. They tried their hands at creative arts and learnt how to bake cakes and pastries.
The school has run dance school Mayfield Spark Dance for nearly two years. It was the success of this venture that inspired SPARK manager Helen Miller to use the facilities for sports, cookery and creative skills during the holidays.
Mum of three Mrs Miller said: “Children who attended the camps were a great bunch, and they made it a joy to organise and run. We are fortunate to have fantastic facilities and it was great to be able to share them with children from the local community - as well as an awful lot of fun!”