Children get together to see bigger picture


Make it, then spin it to see the picture: dozens of children gathered at Ashburton Library as part of a school holiday programme to make thaumatropes - an old-fashioned device.

The children drew pictures on two sides of a card through which cord was threaded.

When they were spun, the two pictures, because of the speed at which they spun, appeared as one.

Here, Riley (10) and Chelsea (7) Sara, and Gracie Moses (9), all of Ashburton, set about making thaumatropes.