Chrissy and Karen set about to put it to good use - the umbrella stand had been filled up with little stones so it was a mission to clean them out before we could erect the framework.
One of Guy Claxton's habits of mind, Persistance was demonstrated with Chrissy, Karen and a couple of children poking, tipping and finally flushing the deposits out. It was a bit like the book - "Down the Back of the Chair".
At last, we could fit the umbrella into the stand. Chrissy began pegging the voile onto the umbrella, creating a mystical atmosphere.
Cushions and books were placed around with some books, many children came like bees to a honey pot. The sun was shining and a light breeze blew to create a delightful spot to relax, chat and read.
"It's like the 'Fairy Promise" commented Francesca.
Some of our children have been fascinated by fairy's so I wonder if this will re-ignite the interest.