Happy New Year ! We got our work for 2015 off the ground in style this week. At Okehampton College we are engrossed in research about the acoustic properties of up-cycled materials... Aka making a load of noise hitting things with big sticks :0). We're well on our way to completing the junk band rig and will be using it very soon to create a soundtrack for an animated film we're making. Joseph tried out the new recording set up and chose the music that we'll use as inspiration for our own composition.
Before Christmas we reached the decision that January just had to start with pantomime; 16 of us went to see The Snow Queen - oh yes we did! We had a fabulous time - loads of laughter, amazing costumes, scenery and special effects, lots of lovely songs to sing along with and a very warm welcome. We think we might be available as a professional pantomime audience if anyone there would like one - hissing and booing being a particular speciality! Getting to meet the cast and have our photos taken with them was brilliant and a great end to our night out. Thank you Pinhoe Pantomime Society - we're already looking forward to next year and quite fancy joining you on stage .
In addition to everything else that is going on, to start 2015 with a bang, we collected a cheque for £200 to go towards the local running costs of the Turning Tides Project! The cheque received was all part of the Waitrose Community Matters green coin collection - If you have shopped in the Okehampton Waitrose and put your green coins that you receive after doing your shopping in the transparent collection boxes enroute to the exit then THANK YOU! It's great being recognised as a valued Community Interest Company within the community that we are actually part of!