Several children came into the Gallery at the beginning of the meeting.
They were first given a sheet with some bat facts that they had to decide were either true or false. They were able to discuss these with the adult accompanying them.
Then Viv Booth talked to the children about bats and about the ones she has looked after.
She carried on to discuss the bat fact sheet with the children, to see how much they knew.
At this stage several more children arrived so had missed the start of the meeting.
The meeting continued with all the children choosing to do one or more of the crafts that were set up on the table - a bat mobile, a bat cup and a bat mask. It was difficult at first as there were lots of children wanting to take part. However everybody was very patient and helped each other. Several children managed to make them all. Lots of bat masks went home.
Towards the end of the session the children had to sit very quietly. Viv, carrying a tiny bat in her hand, came into the Gallery and showed the bat to each child. It was a very short session so that the bat would not be frightened.
The children then finished the items they were making .
When looking at the register we found that 39 children had been signed in and 26 adults.
That is a record so far. It was a bit of a maelstrom in a small room, but all seemed to enjoy it.