On Saturday 17th November we launched the first ever Creative Heroes Club in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire and it was epic! A huge thank you to all the families who came and spent the afternoon designing, creating and inventing with us. With the kids leading the way and no restrictions to limit their imaginations it was an amazing afternoon of pure creativity and make believe.
Mission One was entitled “Planet Create” and told the story of Oglee Pip’s fateful trip into space to visit his friends. After a collision with a meteorite Pip is stranded on a strange planet and needs help making a new home. Clipboards at the ready and armed with a few starter ideas our team of Creative Heroes set about designing just what Oglee Pip needed………..
Genevieve focused on communications and felt that Pip would need to speak to his friends. She made a very snazzy, loud speaker so that Pip could shout into space. Her brother Henry made a three headed dog to keep Pip company.
Jude knew that life on a planet would be boring and so created Pip a very cool ball game out of newspaper complete with scoring board. Big sister Eve and her mum made a full size den for Pip to shelter in, including shelves, a fire and a seat. Eve also created a very life like set of ear phones for Pip that linked to his own Iphone so that he could listen to music.
Riley was quick of the mark and knowing that Pip needed cheering up instantly made him a bottle of cherry squash followed by a jet pack and a hot dog. Little sister Ella made sure Pip was comfortable with a long scarf.
Bjarni put his inventing skills to the test and designed a working water well and a box that harnessed the power of lightening. Once Pip had water and electricity more inventions followed and a flat screen, wall mounted TV was quickly installed complete with remote!
George, Felix and mum created Blooby, a very cute robot friend for Pip. I have to say Blooby might be the most lovely robot I have ever met.
The creativity in the room was electric and it was amazing to watch each family work together. Listening to each other ideas, making suggesting and trying new things. No idea was too crazy and nothing was off limits…..rocket ships, chairs, houses, pet dragons and a whole new language; Pip was spoilt for choice with all the amazing inventions.
So what will happen to Pip? With the Creative Heroes help he now has options. Will he stay on the strange planet, live in his amazing den, drive his snazzy car and watch his cool tv with his three headed dog or will he use the rocket booster (with anti sun button!) megaphone and telescope to work out a way to get back to Earth?
Find out at the next Creative Heroes Club in January. Knowing Pip, I can imagine he will need our help again!
Click here for more information on Creative Heroes Club and how your family can take part