Plate spinning, ribbon twirling fun

ALL SMILES Emily White, four, has fun in the circus workshop
ALL SMILES Emily White, four, has fun in the circus workshop
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DISABLED youngsters and their families were given lessons in juggling, plate spinning and Chinese ribbon twirling at an inclusion day.

Hampshire County Council funded the event at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, in Havant, which drew dozens of families from across the area, keen to try out new skills.

One of the most popular half-hour workshops was the circus skills class. Matt Blossom even taught the young people how to hula hoop.

Darren Corps, the marketing manager at The Spring, said it was so successful they are thinking of doing it again.

‘It was an absolutely fantastic day. Everyone had a brilliant time. It was supposed to be a one-off but we got so much great feedback our centre manager is looking into putting on another fun day. Our guests had a go at funky dancing, 3D art, and music making.’

Fun days are held throughout the year at different venues by the Inspiring You: Activities For All programme aimed at disabled young people and their carers.