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Fun & games, and adult courses, on offer at Discovery Centre

Fun & games, and adult courses, on offer at Discovery Centre
The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is getting up-close-and-personal with Live ‘n’ Deadly - CBBC’s popular wildlife and adventure show for kids.

Fronted by Steve Backshall and Naomi Wilkinson, whose mission is to get kids outside and closer to wildlife, this live programme is packed with entertaining features about wildlife with a deadly twist, outdoor adventure activities, challenges and competitions.  And their interactive website offers games, clips and a message board, and BBC Learning runs a series of UK-wide Deadly Day Out events.

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is now getting involved with Deadly Scene Investigation (DSI) - their brand new activity, which presents children with a wildlife ‘crime scene’, and invites them to deduce who’s eaten who.  The reward for completing the activity is a special code which unlocks exclusive content on Live ‘n’ Deadly’s online game, as well as a badge and certificate.

The DSI Deadly Scene Investigation activity can be enjoyed by children accompanied by adults for free every weekend through to December 4th and throughout the half term holiday.

Two special DSI workshops on November 13th and 19th focus on forensic evidence.

The workshops for 5-11 year-olds are priced at £3 per child, who must be accompanied by an adult.  Places are limited, and booking in advance is highly recommended (Tel: 01588-676060).

Adults, meanwhile, are also being encouraged to head for the Discovery Centre this Autumn with a series of courses, ranging from how to build your own tree house to creating a silk scarf.

“Building Your Own Tree House” features an illustrated talk with Rob Rowe who will explain how to pick the right tree, which materials and tools to use, how to plan, design and progress with safety.  The two hour talk is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2nd at 7.00-9.00pm, and costs £10 per person.

A full day “Enamelling Workshop” with Jill Leventon on Wednesday, November 9th,starts at 10am, and costs £35, with an additional small charge for copper.

“Sumptuous Silk Scarves” with Linda Till enables participants to create a scarf, which could become a unique Christmas gift for a loved one, from 10.30am to 3pm on Saturday, November 30th, for £22.50.

And “Fuel for Free....Coppice Your Trees” is a two hour talk and demonstration with Ed Moseley on Sunday, December 4th, starting at 10.30am, and costing just £5. 

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