The Mill Hoppers Club for 11 – 16 Year Olds

February 2016 saw the launch of our new Mill Hoppers group aimed at young people aged 11-16 year old, and we hope to see it’s continual growth in 2023! The group meets once a month for workshops based around arts, science, engineering and digital technology.

A PDF copy of the Mill Hoppers programme for 2023 can be downloaded HERE.

To enrol your child as a Mill Hopper please download the form located HERE and return it to Heron Corn Mill, either by post, dropping it in to the office or by emailing to [email protected].

The Mill Hoppers 11 – 16 Year Olds Programme 2023

  • Saturday 28th October (1.40pm – 4.00pm): Halloween Waxy Wonders with Ulverston Candlelit Co.
    The Ulverston Candlelit Company will return to Heron Corn Mill for a celebration of all things Halloween, as the Hoppers will create some spooky wax sculptures before carving some terrifying pumpkins!

Minecraft Workshops

Joel’s Minecraft workshops in 2023 will cover a variety of topics based around our planet and how we live on it. The group will use Minecraft to learn about everything from farming and ecology to mining and exploration using a blend of gaming, education, information and play.

The group will use a range of maps to explore and conquer, build and create, compete and challenge, and they will also look at some of the coding concepts behind command blocks and behaviour packs, as they extend their knowledge of what Minecraft can do!

11 – 16 year olds Minecraft Sessions 2023

  • Sunday 17th September
  • Sunday 19th November

All workshops run from 11.00am – 4.00pm unless otherwise stated.

Due to limited availability, places in workshops will be allocated by the office and the parents of children attending will receive an email reminder in advance of each session.

All workshops are FREE to attend.

Please ensure children have a packed lunch for all day sessions.

Please note dates are subject to change.

Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, The Sharples Charitable Trust, The Garfield Weston Foundation, The Van Neste Foundation, The Fort Foundation, The James Cropper Foundation, The Sabina Sutherland Charitable Trust, and The Areti Charitable Trust.


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