Dragons, foo dogs, griffins, medusas, basilisks… For as long as humans have existed, there have been stories of monsters, mythical beasts and unimaginable, supernatural creatures. Some hide in the depths of ancient forests, some lurk in terrifying swamps, some are vicious demons of darkness whilst others are benevolent blessings to mankind. And some still walk the Earth if you ask the right person!
On this mission, your task is to build, animate and bring to life Giant Articulated Beasts: they can be as terrifying as you want them to be, or as freaky, funny or foolish as you like. You’ll learn how to build articulated skeletons to make your beasts walk and articulated wings to make them fly. You may want to “wear” some of your beasts and make them interactive; or they could glow, speak and play tricks. You’ll also learn the complex art of puppetry and will get to grips with the basics of animatronics!
The mission will conclude with the wildest of Carnivals, where beasts will come to life for an exuberant and unforgettable parade!
A detailed daily itinerary will be available in Winter 2020.
TYPE OF MISSION
RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
08 - 11 (Years 4 - 6). If you have any question about this or if you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.
Our Lead Facilitators tend to be practising Makers and Designers with experience of leading projects for children. They are supported by Educators. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week of so before the start of camp. We operate an overall ratio of 1:8 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.
Five day mission with the flexibility to book between 3 and 5 days. If you are booking less than 5 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing project.
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.
END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.
Prices for this mission start at £222 per child for 3 days. The price decreases as more days are booked. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here to see our price list.
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt