In August 1996 children in Tarvin were enjoying playscheme activities for an extra week. The project had been running for three weeks and had taken up to 40 children a day at the Community Centre. Youngsters had played games, painting, dressed up, watched a puppet theatre and taken part in in a whole range of activities.
Tarvin Parish Council helped to pay for the playscheme & Chester City Council also contributed £400. Every child paid 50p for each of two sessions held daily. Jo Heath, a trainee teacher, was one of four supervisors who looked after the children and arranged activities for them.
Pasta Painting: Pipa Blything, 5, and Emma Sherwin, 11, explore their artistic talent by making pictures out of pasta.
Paper People: the playscheme challenge of the day was to see who could make an outfit entirely out of paper. With help from organiser Jo Heath are Neil Astbury, 10, Adam Chrimes, 7, Shaun Roberts, 8, and Alister Shallcross 8, all from Tarvin.
Ed: Click to enlarge the photographs.