A Mermaid, Melodies and Music in An Ocean Adventure – Day 4 in Agbrigg

New characters sailed into at An Ocean Adventure creative arts camp at St Catherine’s Church in Agbrigg giving the gift of music and movement.

Day 4 of the Culture Cures funded activities which were run by the team of artists from CoActive Arts charity  who introduced more characters and activities into the jam packed half-term holiday session for youngsters from the Agbrigg & Belle vue area.

CoActive incorporated the Five Ways To Wellbeing into the week… and Day 4 was around the theme to ‘Give.’

When we think about giving we often think of “items” to give and this was topical as we were at St Catherine’s Church where there is also a Food Bank too.

But also we can give the gift of music, song, dance, art, story-telling and crafts too…

It was another full day of activities with the youngsters being introduced to Melody Mike (played by Ric Neale) who sang and taught a specially curated melody before encouraging the young people to create their own with movements.

The young people then heard noises coming from upstairs in the church so they were encouraged go and discover what magical creature was there.

There they entered a sea-themed room which had a huge pile of plastic waste in the centre. To their huge surprise underneath this ‘rubbish’ (which had been washed into the sea) was a mermaid like character played by Mel Neale.

After some story-telling, everyone then sang their way back downstairs into the main church hall for some dance games and to create their own routine.

The day was then rounded off with a parachute game and circle time..

By Sophie for CoActive