Families have fun making “pets”

Di Bradbury with Jason Kwabena-Okai
Di Bradbury with Jason Kwabena-Okai

Youngsters and their parents enjoyed crafts with a difference at special half-term events organised by Wellingborough Homes.

The housing provider’s community involvement team put on the free events across three days last week (October 28-November 1) to keep families occupied while children were off school.

The theme was “pine cone pets” with families getting the opportunity to use pine cones collected by the team along with other craft materials. The Wellingborough Homes’ caretaking team also provided logs from their environmental works.

Events were held at Thompson Court, Penrith Drive Children’s Centre and Kingsway Methodist Church.

Di Bradbury, community involvement officer at Wellingborough Homes, said: “The events were a huge success and it was great to see youngsters enjoying themselves creating their weird and wonderful pine cone pets. The results were very impressive.

“Some of the children will be our tenants of the future so it is great to get the chance to engage with them at such an early age.

“These events are also a great opportunity for parents to raise anything with us if they need any advice or support as well as get involved and have some fun.”