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The Creation Station team were delighted to be approached to work with MCC Media to help with their TV Show My First which is broadcast on CBeebies. Join us by tuning  in on Wednesday the 28th of March 2018 at 5:35 pm #myfirstCBeebies  

Our Creation Station franchise owner Sarah Jenkinson in North Bury – Greater Manchester shares her behind the scenes story of what it was like to have the film crew to come along and film for CBeebies in your class.

“I had the privilege of working with a media team to record an episode of ‘My First Painting’. I must admit something like this had never happened to me before, only 2 months earlier I was still working as a primary school teacher! Nevertheless, I was prepared to take on the challenge and hopefully do The Creation Station proud.

I discovered this episode would be named ‘My First Paint Class’, and would involve a little boy coming along to take part in a Little Explorers session…so in effect his first painting class.Cbeebies filming at Creation Station

Prior to the recorded session, I met with some of the media team at the venue (one I use for classes) to discuss the running of the session and what it would involve.  It was at that point reality set in as I hadn’t much time to sort the activities and it was just in a few weeks time.

The theme of the session was to include an element of nature as the little boy would be visiting a park and gallery prior to coming to the session. Creative Hub team was on hand and we developed our ideas and chose to do a Big Art session which is hugely popular across the whole UK so we knew it would be a big hit.

I was fortunate to have lots of Little Explorers from classes, friends and neighbours to join in the class. Of course, children and parents were excited and more than willing to be part of the afternoon’s filming. Joscelin Hennigan our Bolton Creation Station owner also came along and was a massive support to me.

Although I was initially really nervous beforehand,  the actual afternoon of filming was really great fun.  We all got involved and enjoyed the craziness of it all. The little boy arrived and really got stuck in. The session ran with our trademark Magic Ideas Box to help unlock each child’s own ideas and nurture their own creativity and imagination.

The children discovered creatures from nature including ladybirds, bumble bees etc…not real ones!  

We talked about the creatures and which animal they would like to be, which got imaginations buzzing! We had fun on a brightly coloured parachute and underneath we had the lengths of lining paper for the Big Art session.  CBeebies First painting with Creation Station

The children were amazing, sitting waiting for different shots to be done but clearly wanting to get started with the activity. It was scary for everyone having two cameras recording you and being hooked up to a microphone…but hopefully, we dealt with it ok!

After a short while, the children got going with the session. The session soon flowed more freely and it felt more natural and like our usual Creation Station experience. The children loved being drawn around and the paint and collage were freely applied to their outline shapes.  With the support of their parents, the children transformed their Big Art selfie into a creature! Fantastic trees, ladybirds and butterflies being popular creations.

The little boy being filmed was understandably the focus but all the children had an opportunity to discuss their creation whilst being filmed.

Cbeebies with Creation Station

Our sessions are usually between 50 minute and an hour, but as this was a bit more involved it took about an hour and a half. Plus we had a break for refreshments. At the end, we sang our creative kid's song and the crew and the little boy headed off for the next part of the filming.

The children and parents who took part were still buzzing, proud of their Big Art Creations! Each child was given a little thank you gift from Creation Station for being so awesome!

Parents gave a voluntary contribution towards the session which I donated to the fund set up for the victims and families of the Manchester Bombing which had only happened a week prior.

The afternoon is one I will never forget. I’m nervous and excited to see the programme live on CBeebies, but hopefully, I’ll enjoy it!. Thank you to Creative Hub for your help and support and to MCC Media and CBeebies for a wonderful opportunity”

Sarah Jenkinson inspires imaginations with The Creation Station in North Bury – Sarah JenkinsonGreater Manchester

Jocelyn Henigan

Our huge thanks go to both Sarah Jenkinson and Joscelin Hennigan who were brilliant at organising, setting up and running this workshop. Thank you, ladies! We are super proud of you and fortunate to have you in our Creation Station family. Our thanks also go to the Creative Kids and MCC Media.      

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What people say

Excellent 9.5/10

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Carol
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11th Dec

Highlight of our week

My granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoy our Creation Station sessions. It's the highlight of our week. The sessions are well organised and resourced and pitched at just the level. Sarah has a lovely way with the children who adore her!

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11th Dec

Would really recommend The Creation…

Would really recommend The Creation Station. A big hit with the children especially when making slime! You know kids really enjoyed the party when they left saying it was the best ever. Would highly recommend.

Alexandra
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11th Dec

Fabulous class

Fabulous class - lovely ladies! Thanks very much

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10th Dec

Excellent party by Farah the Creation Station Host for NW3

We had a party for our daughter who was just turning 7 and she wanted an arty party. A friend recommended the Creation Station and as we live in NW3 the local franchise owner was Farah Wahed. After Farah sent all the party information, we had a couple of phone calls including one with our daughter so she could be involved in picking activities and choosing the music. We had the party on Saturday and it was fantastic. From the moment the 20 guests arrived they were captivated and left having had an awesome time. Farah was amazing, she kept everyone's attention, made the party great fun and together with her helper Michelle ensured that our daughter and her friends had a memorable afternoon. We have 4 kids and this was the calmest party we've had (for us as parents) and one we'd repeat!

Beth
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10th Dec

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This was the first time I have been to a creation station session and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The cafe it was held in was a little small for buggys but the owner was very accommodating and we all had a lovely slice of cake and a hot drink. The materials we were given to work with were over and above what I thought we would get and I have created some lovely Christmas keepsakes with my daughter. Vicky and her helper were great at sharing ideas, tips and keeping babies occupied leaving me to finish my creations. Looking forward to the next session!

Dominique
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10th Dec

Lots of fun

Lots of fun, well worth the money. Very friendly and helpful. We had a great time there.

Charlotte
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10th Dec

A wonderful time

We attended a Christmas craft design on a Saturday and had a fantastic time. The materials were great and we got to create some wonderful memories. Excellent value for money.

Kara
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10th Dec

Fab ladies and lots of different things…

Fab ladies and lots of different things to do with the children, would defiantly return

Marie
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10th Dec

Christmas Arty Party

Attended Christmas Arty Party with my 6 year old son. Friendly, professional staff; variety of quality craft activities and lots of fun games to be involved in; nice, local venue. My son was kept engaged throughout the session and was excited to receive little treats and a gift to take home! Thank you ?

Lisa
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9th Dec

Great activity

My daughter loves going to this after school activity will defo be paying next term