Summer Games In Newton-Le-Willows

Business For Youth (BFY) organised and delivered four ‘Summer Games’ events during July and August 2017, all based at Newton Cricket Club. An average of 63 children attended each activity day.

terry Maguire, chairman of BFY said ” As always, the programme was free of charge to all children taking part and focused clearly on our key objectives of promoting artistic, creative and sporting activities to the young people of the town. The definite hit of ‘Music Day’ on 24th July was the opportunity to form a Samba Band, which was so successful that the young people concerned performed at Newton Town Show later that summer and are also pencilled in to play at the Christmas Lights event in Earlestown in November. A week later the focus was ‘Wildlife’ where the children (all in fancy dress) had the chance to meet and interact with a range of reptiles and birds of prey.”

“On 14th August the focus was ‘Sports’ and we were delighted to welcome not only a team from St Helens council to deliver some of the activities but also the involvement of local PCSO Ian Hinton who was a big hit with the children and a pretty accomplished goalkeeper! Although the weather was grey on 21st August we were able to round off the summer with our traditional ‘Beach Party’ including a monster paddling pool, a two ton sand-pit, bouncy castle, pony rides and other traditional seaside activities.”

“We were delighted with how the children responded on each day, with the chance for new young volunteers to play a part and all the positive comment from parents and carers. The ‘Summer Games’ are an important part of our yearly calendar of events and we look forward to an even better programme in 2018!”

“We now head into a very busy period for BFY with a Christmas Craft Club and Christmas Samba Band about to start in October, A Guy Fawkes competition, a children’s Christmas party and a Big Carol, where we visit the OAP homes in our town.”

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