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Fun for the Young

26 Mar, 2018

On Saturday 24th March we hosted a Young Peoples Fun Day at the Bangladeshi Centre next door to us on Roundhay Road. We were thrilled to see so many families from the community in attendance and everyone having a fantastic time. With the help of the #iwill fund, we were able to run a leadership programme for 16-18-year-olds who all assisted in the planning of the event and volunteered on the day.

Fun was certainly at the top of the day's agenda with an array of activities for all of the young people to enjoy. Of course, in high demand was the 7m climbing wall we set up outside, it was constantly busy throughout the whole day and everyone who had a go was pleased to have had the opportunity to climb up something, this time with their parents' permission! Other activities included a smoothie bike; where you had to peddle power the blender to create your favourite smoothie flavour, a photo booth corner complete with amusing props, cake decorating, mehndi, arts, crafts and colouring and a free raffle for the young people to enter with a chance to win a selection of prizes.

There was also a selection of free food and refreshments available for all who attended.

Here's what some of the young people had to say about the day:

'I was really scared of heights and did not want to climb the wall, but after climbing I am not scared anymore'

'We would like a youth club for boys'

'Can we have a fun day again'

'I liked the way I could make my smoothie on a smoothie bike'

'We want more fun days like this'

'I want to come to summer play scheme'

We are delighted that so many young people attended along with their families and that everyone had such a good time. Keep a check on our website and social media for more family fun events we will be hosting again in the future.

Katy Noble


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