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Facing up to a great morning: Face-painting proved very popular.

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Clowning around with bubbles: Hattie the clown during the morning.

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Blowing bubbles proved popular in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday.

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Penguins, penguins everywhere... in St Mary's Church.

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Making penguin masks also proved a lot of fun.

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Linda Pearson found the perfect costume for the penguin-themed event.

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Some of the tasty cakes on offer in St Mary's Church on Saturday.

Penguins on parade!

Penguins were on parade at the latest activities morning in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday (April 14th).

The popular morning included making penguin masks, the chance to learn the Penguin Song and chance to find out about the flightless birds.

For example did you know that while other birds have wings for flying, penguins have adapted flippers to help them swim in the water? Or that most penguins live in the Southern Hemisphere?

There was also a Penguin Joke Box with some funny, and some not so funny, jokes in such as: What do you call a penguin in the desert? A: Lost!

Or, where do penguins go swimming? A: At the South Pool!

There was also chance to go up the 143 steps to the top of St Mary's Church Tower.

Everyone was invited to come along dressed as their favourite penguin and there will be lots of activities as usual and something for all ages including our riddle table, Prayer Area, giant and table top board games, Penguin skittles where people were invited to have a go at hitting members of the clergy with a ball, our usual quiz, face-painting, chance to learn how to play chess and the chance to sit and read the day's papers or to sit and chat with others over a cup of tea, coffee, juice and cake. Hattie the clown was also on hand to add to the fun and games. The morning finished with a short act of worship.

If you missed Saturday's event the next activities morning will be held on Saturday, May 12th when the theme will be "May we entertain you?"

A booklet detailing the Saturday activities mornings in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is now available to view by clicking here.


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Making a penguin mask was great fun for Jill Milner, above... and below!

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Making bubbles with Hattie the clown, above and below, proved popular with the children and adults.

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A study in concentration doing some art at the penguin-themed morning.

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Having fun making penguin masks.

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You can't see us! More fun with penguin masks.

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Brian Wray tried his hand at bowling over some clergy "penguin skittles."

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Above and below: Penguin skittles proved very popular in the church on Saturday.

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Making a cut-out penguin proved fun, above, as did a game of Jenga, below.

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Above: Making penguin prayers in the Prayer Area.

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Fun and games learning the Penguin Song in St Mary's Church on Saturday.

Phil Balding, 15/04/2018

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