Posted 6 July 2012
Record numbers of visitors plus a strange yellow object in the sky put in an appearance for our Open Day on Saturday 30 June.
The attractions on offer included a human fruit machine, soapstone carving, mask making from recycled milk bottles, face painting, a treasure hunt, archery, country craft demonstrations, and much more. There were stories by Michael O’Leary (the Hagstone Storyteller) and a display of Irish and street dance by students of Dancewise Studios. Music was provided by the Riverside Jazzers, Woodlands Village Band and the Melo Deamons.
There is always such a lovely atmosphere at your Open Days.stallholder
A set of Olympic rings made by Tools for Self Reliance Netley Marsh volunteers and pupils of Netley Marsh Infants School, which the school will be using at the forthcoming Hounsdown School Olympics, was presented to the Head of Learning, Jan Faint.
There were workshop tours throughout the day explaining how people living in rural communities in Africa benefit from the refurbished hand tools and training that we and our partners provide.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the Open Day a success. The money we raised on the day will help to keep the tools moving and help meet our partners’ training costs. Sarah Ingleby, CEO