Easter Family Fun with Waterlines

It’s been a busy two weeks with Easter holiday Family Fun. As usual in the school holidays, we ran our Family Fun sessions on Wednesdays instead of Saturdays and that always means more participants!

Our two Family Fun sessions continued on the Waterlines exhibition theme. First up was “Float Your Boat”. Inspired by the Thermopylae ship element in the Waterlines sculpture, participants designed and created their own boats and tested whether they would float or sink. They also made origami boats and tried their hand at tying sailors knots.

Float Your Boat 1

Float Your Boat 2

Float Your boat 3

Float Your Boat 4

Float Your Boat 5

Float Your Boat 6

This last Wednesday the theme was Pictish stones. After seeing the Pictish “Fairy Green” carved stone in the exhibition, the children made their own mysterious Pictish symbol tokens to take away. And one family brought in a photograph of the children’s great-grandfather standing by the famous Pictish “Maiden Stone” in Aberdeenshire.

Pictish Stones 1

Pictish Stones 2

Pictish Stones 3

Pictish Stones 4

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The new comfy corner was also very well used and appreciated by mothers and very little ones. We had some great feedback, both on the new quiet space and also on the events as a whole. It’s always good to be reminded of why we do what we do, and important for us to know if it’s working! Here are a few of our favourite comments :

  • “loved the quiet area with sensory boxes”
  • “It’s great for children to be welcome into the University”
  • “we had a great time – imaginations were running wild!”

Float Your Boat 7

Next Family Fun will be on Saturday 11th May, when we will be making African-style animal masks as part of the University’s Mary Festival celebrations. Drop in any time between 1pm and 4pm – hope to see you there!


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