As an end to our LGBTQ+ campaign, we had our very own Pride session at Network partially funded by their hard work fundraising throughout their campaign! We're so glad we were able to run this event after being unable to attend Pride this year and the young people loved the baking, glitter/tattoos, fruit, piñata, treasure hunt, photo booth and quizzes that we had in store for them We can't wait to do it again next year!
We had a brilliant time at Fraisthorpe for the second time with our Parent's and Toddlers Group! It was flippin' boiling, but we were all soaking it up and absolutely loved the day spent all together. The kids loved dipping in the sea, playing in the sand and having a few games of sport with their parents.
For those that didn't go on the young people's beach trip, we ran a carnival themed day for them instead. We had fruit kebabs, candy floss, popcorn, carni games like hook-a-duck and a pinata and so much more for the young people to enjoy.
We had a fantastic day at Fraisthorpe with the young people, we're so glad we were able to go back this year after having to cancel back in 2020, and even more grateful that the weather was nice!
The young people had an amazing time playing sports on the sand with Francois, crabbing with Ayisja, swimming in the sea with Harry, and ate a delicious lunch made by Tanya and Kirsty. After such a busy day, we're not surprised half of them fell asleep on the coach back (as well as some staff members).
The Play Ranger boxes are all packed up and completed, ready for the Summer holidays! We hope the Children's Homes and Women's Aid like all 40 crafts, experiments and recipes we've managed to fit in the box.
Thanks to Kam, we were invited to the Women's Red Clover event on Saturday with a few other great organisations! We had a blast making soaps and milkshakes with everyone there, plus the food was delicious! The other organisations and their activities were amazing too, we're grateful to be included.
What a day! UK Youth Parliament was fantastic and our group of young people were so passionate (despite how it looks on the photos) while discussing and debating the topics at hand - food poverty, LGBTQ+ issues, mental health services, bullying, and climate change. We are so proud of them for speaking up in front of a room full of strangers to talk about what they came up with and their thoughts on each issue. They had discussed these on the day and in their own 'pre-meeting' at Network a few days before.
Network had an absolutely fabulous event celebrating the Queen's Jubilee on the Wednesday! We had so much fun (and so much food) with the community playing bingo, doing a Queen themed quiz, the young people got to make Jubilee crafts, we ran a great tombola, and had our campaign group come in to sell some of their delicious treats. They'd put so much time and effort into their desserts, we were glad to see they were such a hit.
Hessle Road Network is a company limited by guarantee (No 04360117) registered in England and Wales and a registered charity (No 1097519). Registered Office : Network Young People’s Centre, 1 Massey Street, Hull HU3 3LA.