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SOS Africa Holiday Programme: "Paint Your Own Plate"

28 Apr 2021

Last week the kids from SOS Africa Somerset West got a big surprise thanks to Pottery House in Gordan’s Bay - a newly opened business run by a brilliant young couple, Kathleen and Beyon.

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

But, before the creativity started we filled our bellies with delicious pizza and homemade chilli mayo!

 YUM YUM YUM!

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

A brand new white plate can seem quite daunting at first. What to paint, what colour, what shapes or patterns?

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

All of a sudden creative juices start flowing and the plates started taking on new life…

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

The silence and concentration on every face was phenomenal.

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

Kathleen came round to offer more help and praise for the great ideas the children were coming up with.

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

Now just look at some of these masterpieces. Kim and Karabo wrote inspirational messages to themselves on the back, words and phrases of upliftment and encouragement.

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

These two… best buddies.

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

Here we have, by coincidence, the ‘yellow shirt team,’ who were enormously proud of their plates.

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

Meyah and Latham, the incredibly talented brother and sister!

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

A HUGE thank you to the Pottery House team and of course the wonderful sponsors who contributed towards this fun holiday activity for the children.

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

Ryno was still painting after everyone else left and lovely Kathleen helped him finish. If you are ever in Gordan’s Bay, we highly recommend this special place!

The SOS Africa Charity Children visit Pottery House in Gordon's Bay as part of their holiday programme

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