Time for our final sporting event – the hurdles! We’ve got four athletes lined up, and Ofelia is acting as starter. On your marks…
Oh dear! Ernest’s tripped over his own snozzle!
They’re approaching the hurdle…
Whoops! Winston’s tripped on his hurdle!
Fury is over safely! Nano is racing along behind… Now he’s over safely too.
Close to the line, it looks like Fury might win! Hang on! How did Nano move so fast!?
Oh Ernest! You’re not supposed to help him!
Well, that’s tricky. There’ll have to be a steward’s enquiry. But after a bit of a chat, everyone agrees Fury won, but Ernest was just being kind. Ofelia suggests that they all settle down to a snack or two.
Today, we’re going to make some ‘stained glass’ decorations! We need some squares of paper, a craft knife and some double-sided sticky tape. Oh, and some coloured cellophane wrappers from chocolates. We had to eat the chocolates. The things we do for Art!
First of all, we’re drawing shapes on our paper to cut out. We’re choosing designs that will suit the colours of cellophane we’ve got.
Now we need to make the back of the paper sticky, with the double-sided tape. Before we peel the back off, we’re going to cut out the shapes we’ve drawn.
Then we peel the backing off the tape. What a fiddly job it is! Er, Matilda, are you stuck there?
Now, we put the cellophane on the sticky side, and press it down. And then trim the extra from round the edge.
So here we are! These look nice hung up in a window, where the sun can shine through them. And if you like, you can draw extra details on, like Matilda did with her Father Christmas. Ho ho ho!
Today, we’re going to be doing some pottery! We’re using plasticine, but you could use air drying clay, or even salt-dough. Of course, if you have real clay and a kiln, even better!
Ofelia is starting off making some hanging decorations. She’s rolling the clay out, and cutting a shape. Then put a hole in for a string before it bakes, and there you have it!
Peggy is having a go at a “thumb pot”. Just poke your thumb (or in her case, your hand!) into the ball of clay and shape it up as much as you need!
Ernest’s turn now. He’s going to make a coil pot. Roll your clay back and forth to make a sausage, and then roll it more and more to make a long snake. Then start to coil the snake round to make a base and up the sides.
Careful you don’t coil your snozzle in there Ernest! Ah, well done, a handy pot to keep things in!
Good lord! Winston has a potter’s wheel! We never knew. See how he shapes the clay up as it spins. He makes it look easy, but it’s quite a skill to master.
Good lord! Winston, you’ve made an urn! Oh yes, he says, I’ve made loads of them over the years…
It’s today! Everyone is wondering what we’re going to find out. Ah, here’s Winston.
Nano is enquiring whether there will be any snacks. Winston says it’s all in hand. And if we’d like to follow him, it’s just a short walk.
Can you see anything through the knot hole Hypno? No, it’s not big enough….
Well, this seems to be it! Winston’s all set up for the unveiling. Nano is hoping it’s a biscuit factory.
So, with a flourish, Winson pulls the cloth off the sign.
Ta da! He’s bought a used car lot! He says it’s always been his dream business. So, let’s all go in and have a look!
And now he’s open, Vincent can put out the whirly-round Car Sales sign.
Well look at this! Lots of forecourt space, and a little sales cabin. All very convenient. And he’s got set up with some good stock by the look of it.
Ofelia wonders if many latest models have starting cranks these days, but she’s not going to say anything.
Peggy likes this one, as long as the mileage really is low!
Bernard thinks there’s something for every budget.
Vincent is explaining that he is Valeting and Services Manager. In other words, he washes the car and sweeps the yard. And Fury looks after all the mechanicals and does any servicing or welding needed.
Bernard asks if he can see in the office, so Winston takes him to have a look.
Well, it all looks very professional in here, says Bernard. I see you’ve got all the IT covered.
Yeah! says Winston, just look at thi… Oh! That’s Vincent playing again!
Anyway, I can use this to find new stock, and keep on top of all me paperwork.
There’s a noticeboard, where Winston can keep notes, and all the keys for the motors.
But Winston says, he’s most proud of his executive toy. It proves he’s made it!
Outside again, Nano says it’s all very impressive, but is there anything else he’d like to show us? Anything… edible?
Oh yes! Winston’s laid on a special Grand Opening biscuit feast! What a wonderful day this is. Winston is so proud of it all!