The Spring Clean and Secret Shoes workshop was held during February Half- term 2017.
From the 1600s when Forty Hall was built concealed shoes have been discovered hidden in the walls and floors of buildings all over Europe. They were often put there as gifts for deities or to ward off evil spirits and bad luck.
The Spring Clean and Secret Shoes workshop saw children spring cleaning the hall in hope of finding Forty Halls very own hidden sole. Using fabric and wool children could then make their very shoe using their creative skills. With so many lovely comments from the workshop attendees it was impossible not to share them…
‘Great workshop! It was very creative. Thank you for the awesome day’ - Annabelle nearly 8
‘I had a lovely time looking for the hidden shoes! I really enjoyed the making after’ - Amber aged 4
I enjoyed making the shoes! It was my favourite and cannot wait to show the shoe to my friends’ - Amalie 7 years old
‘Excellent activities as always thank you Forty Hall, my family thoroughly enjoyed the day’ -Liz
‘Thiswas a really nice workshop! We enjoyed making shoes and felt like an elf and the shoemaker!’ -Raphy and Zac
‘Thank you for a lovely time Forty Hall. Making shoes and having fun… perfect workshop’ -Naser and Evi
‘I really enjoyed this workshop; it was very active and interesting. I also loved making the shoes at the end’-Penny Houghton-Hardey
‘This workshop made a great day out with the family. Everyone loved the shoe making!’ -Lily
Take care of your shoes workshop attendees!
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