The HYF Carnival Gets Off to a Colourful Start

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The HYF Carnival began last week with children in local schools enjoying a colourful start to this year’s festival with in-school art workshops.  Children had fun making carnival masks, screen printing t-shirts and bird lanterns.

The workshops were again sponsored by Hedfas (Henley Decorative and Fine Art Society).  Liz Jarvis from Hedfas said, “Myself and several willing helpers from Hedfas have thoroughly enjoyed our attendance at such stimulating events. To encourage and inspire children at such impressionable ages is hugely worthwhile and is well rewarded by hearing from several children -‘best fun day in school ever’. Additionally, we were particularly happy to receive extremely positive and complimentary feedback from so many of the school staff. We are so grateful to Henley Youth Festival organisers for all their hard work in the planning of such a diverse event.”

Claire Priestley who co-ordinated the HYF workshops said, “As well as great feedback from the children, many of the teachers said, ‘fantastic to see the children really using their imagination freely and really engage with the activity’ and ‘really impressed with the quality of what the children have created.’

Michaela Clarke who runs Create ‘n Make and ran the bird lantern making workshops said, “It was great to see the children create and bring their birds to life. They were all quick to give their birds names and each one seemed to have it’s own little character once the children started adding different eyes, beaks and feathers.”