As part of our Get Active service, Regenerate runs a 4 week summer programme which includes trips and activities for young people in the community. The summer kicked off with a Garden party and barbeque where young people, staff, volunteers and members of the community came together to share a meal in the recently developed community garden space. It brought the community out and was a great way to set the tone for the summer with Regenerate.
We hosted 3 trips, the first of which was to an aquatic theme park where kids found themselves awkwardly clambering across a floating obstacle courses. It was a fun packed day in which both the staff and young people really enjoyed.
Rosie (aged 14) said…
‘It was fun, you had to challenge yourself to do different parts of the course and got to do it with all your friends’
Other trips included a day trip to London, Brighton beach and a concert. In total we took 30 different kids on trips across our Ashburton and Alton estate youth clubs.
Quote from parent …
‘Thank you for taking Camron with you and for guiding him, he spoke highly of you and I really appreciate all your hard work with him and his friends’
Alongside our trips, we also facilitated a number of workshops at our youth centres. A stand out event was our spa and wellness evening, exclusive to the girls we’re working with.
Our summer programme provided a variety of opportunities for young people to experience something beyond life on the estate and to broaden their horizons. It encouraged them to Get Active in their community and beyond and we hope will inspire healthy living, creativity and focus.
Quote from staff:
‘I think this year’s summer programme was really well received by the young people. All the kids we worked with, either on trips or at the youth centres, seemed to really enjoy having the opportunity to partake in new experiences’
To bring an incredible summer to a close, we hosted the end of summer party in our community garden! Young people, parents and our community friends were invited to make pizza’s, engage in various activities and celebrate our time spent together.
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