Mulberry Art and Culture Club runs throughout all school holidays including Christmas and Easter. The art club is situated of the main lobby to the left. The art club has a separate toileting area and also a small kitchen area for the use of daily cooking by the children. This room has patio doors leading onto the garden. During school holidays we will offer an arts and culture club for up to 12 children ages 5-13. The art club is open from 8am until 6pm everyday. We also offer a half day session which runs from 8am –1pm. We provide the children with a snack in the morning, afternoon and also a cooked hot lunch. During the holidays staff prepare a range of fun and exciting activities suitable for the older age range. These activities include themed weeks focusing on the individual child’s interests. This could include activities surrounding Harry Potter to Around The World.
We aim to give every child the opportunity to develop and learn through free play and structured learning activities with emphasis on the arts. These cultural activities we believe help to develop the use of language and expression, imagination and creativity, the understanding of concepts, social awareness, including multicultural awareness, team skills, co-operation and self esteem.
We strongly believe in the importance of learning other musical & drama activities including piano, recorder, percussion and singing lessons in association with dance movement and including tai chi both indoors and outdoors. We aim to create an atmosphere of love and security where children feel free to explore and be creative.
We believe children have absorbent minds with natural curiosity and enthusiasm which we aim to encourage and develop.
To try is to believe that you can do it!
Mulberry has a allotment on the premises situated to the side of the car park where the children grow their own produce. The children go to the allotment each week to maintain the produce and also to pick ready for using in our daily cooking. The children in the art room help maintain this area and also help to plant new seeds to grow throughout the year. These are then looked after by the nursery children until the next holiday club.
During term time we will offer 12 full time spaces for 3-5 year old children as an extension to the Kindergarten.
These 12 additional spaces would offer early education sessions in our full day care provision or for sessional care from 9-3pm during term times.
This new Art Centre building will enable us to offer Art & Culture projects to extend our existing portfolio of activities currently available.
These arts activities include:
Drama Dance & Movement
Computer IT Games
Recording Filming & Editing
We would also further develop our outings for all age groups with local trips to Rendlesham forest and Snape nature trails,
Picnics at Aldeburgh beach,
Theatre & music trips,
Zoo & animal trips,
Swimming & water sports,
Sports, rounders, games using our local facility at Tunstall Community centre.
A walking bus will be organised from our Mulberry Art Centre to the Tunstall Community Centre premises where various sports and outdoor activities will take place outdoors and indoors.
Mulberry Arts has two vehicles fully insured to carry up to 11 children to other outdoor venues including Snape Maltings, Tunstall & Rendlesham forests, Aldeburgh beach, Thorpeness, Minismere, Sutton Hoo, Easton Farm Park and all local activity centres.