Kids enjoy creepy-crawlie fun

A human centipede: Children act out insects with Annaliese Emmans.
A human centipede: Children act out insects with Annaliese Emmans.

MINI-beasts and insects were the focus of a workshop at Ayscoughfee Gardens in Spalding, which attracted 20 childrent.

The day comprised of a show focused on the creepy-crawlies and then an optional workshop, which included poetry and looking at images of the mini-beasts.

The activities continued in the great outdoors in the form of rhymes and bug-related games, after which the children got to hunt out real insects and check them against the information sheet of on-site bug expert Annaliese Emmans. The children were successful in locating bees and worms and other local mini-beasts.

Sally Harrison, manager of the South Holland Centre, said the day was very educational but “taught in a fun way” and branded it a “brilliant day”.