An absolutely fantastic event and the first we've been able to do in some time! Everyone had a blast at the Family Play Day with activities ranging from massages, milkshake/smoothie making, water fights, soft play, water & sand pits for little ones, a bit of sport on the field for some of the older kids, and all food and drinks provided.
We've missed being able to host events like this for our community and hope that we'll be able to do bigger and (somehow) better ones in the future, providing it follows government guidelines. It's great to be able to help the parents have a few hours to let their hair down and relax for a few hours during the summer and to be able to see their kids have a great time with the activities we planned.
We packed the instructions and resources for over 30 activities in our Care Home Play Rangers Packs to keep the kids occupied and busy over the summer! From salt jars, to water bomb games, to rainbow bread baking; they definitely wont be bored of what we packed inside for them. We also made sure to deliver them the next day before the summer holidays started so that the carers would have the resources ready.
We had an amazing visit from Hull Truck Theatre during our Community session. Our coffee morning absolutely loved the performance of Hull and High Water, we're very grateful that they came in and so glad everyone had a fun time.
Over the last eight weeks we've been running our session project 'Travelling with Network' where we took the young people to different countries during the sessions. We made and tried their food, learnt about their culture, popular festivals and activities, tested the young people on the languages, had competitions, and took part in national sports.
The young people may not have been able to travel on holiday for the last year or so, but we decided to bring the holidays to them! They loved trying new things and learning about the differences in cultures and languages around the world. We 'travelled' to Sweden, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Japan, Brazil, and South Korea.
We've had a great start to the sessions with Donna and the Humber Drum Circle! The young people have had a blast learning the guitar, keyboard, decks, and ukulele.
The Peer Leaders have both been working on issues that are important to them within the Project. 'AB' has worked really hard to research more about the LGBT+ Community so that she can raise awareness within the youth sessions. She has been doing this through a card game she has created.
What a great end to Volunteers Week on, we prepared a delicious volunteer's afternoon tea and had a fabulous time. We're glad to be able to show our appreciation to all our fantastic volunteers after all the hard work they've put in working with us.
We had a great week of food festivities celebrating The Big Lunch in all the sessions. From bacon sandwiches to pizza, nuggets and chips - the community and young people were grateful for all the food and fun provided.
A big thank you to Emma from Investing in Children for completing our membership renewal. The young people really enjoyed chatting about their involvement in decision making within the project.
We are proud to display our glass trophy as a token of the hard work of all our youth workers over the last 20+ years - we couldn't be prouder!
We had another great coffee morning attended this week by Emma Hardy. It was good to have a catch up and a chat about what we’ve been doing recently, we hope she can come by and visit the community group again soon.
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